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Georgetown students vote overwhelming in favor of $27 fee for slavery reparations

If you ask yourself “How can I contribute to reparations for slavery, Jim Crow, mass incarceration, etc.?”, look to these Georgetown University students for an example and listen to the counter-proposal by William A. Darity, Jr., leading scholar on reparations. …

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Making Reparations Work in America

Asking about reparations for slavery has become a standard question for Democratic presidential candidates ahead of 2020. And its left many candidates scrambling to respond. But the debate around whether or not to fund reparations for black Americans goes far beyond…

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Princeton Seminary students ask for reparations for school’s history linked to slavery

“The Association of Black Seminarians posted a petition online earlier this month as a response to a report that detailed the seminary’s history with slavery, which was released last year. So far, the group has collected more than 400 signatures…

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The Case for Reparations: A slow convert to the cause by David Brooks

Five years after Ta-nehisi Coates wrote the same-titled article for the Atlantic, David Brooks concedes his point.  Identifying several ways in which American slavery can be regarded as sinful and unique, he says, “Slavery doesn’t merely cause pain and suffering…

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My ancestor owned 41 slaves. What do I owe their descendants?

John W. Miller’s discovery of an enslaver ancestor led him to grapple with the question of how best to atone.  He considers different current efforts other enslaver descendants have tried and offers economist William Darity’s description of “white acts of…

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