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Seminaries Start Slavery Reparation Funds Amid Calls For National Program

On NPR’s Morning Edition (October 28, 2019), Tom Gjelton reports on the reparations funds created by Princeton Theological Seminary and Virginia Theological Seminary “as a confession of past sins”  in their ties to slavery.  But William Darity, professor of public…

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Princeton seminary will pay $27M in slavery reparations

“Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside more than $25 million to pay reparations for its historical ties to slavery, thrusting the seminary to the forefront of a national debate over how America’s should reconcile with its slave-owning past. Calling the…

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Virginia seminary sets aside $1.7 millionto pay reparations to descendants of slaves

Virginia Theological Seminary, an Episcopal seminary, says it has set aside $1.7 million to pay reparations to the descendants of slaves who worked on its campus, making it the first institution of its kind to set up a reparations fund. …

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Continuing Conversation on Race and White Privilege: Reparations, July 1, 2019

Reparations. Because America was built on the backs of slaves. The historical exploitation of Black bodies and the structural exclusion of Blacks from benefiting or sharing in the very wealth they created for America were neither accidental nor incidental, but intentional and foundational.  Since the consequences…

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Black People’s Land Was Stolen

Many people associate the idea of reparations with the 250 years of enslavement of kidnapped Africans and their descendants. Andrew W. Kahrl, associate professor of history and African-American studies at the University of Virginia, describes post-emancipation incidents of practices that effectively…

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