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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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This is what reparations could actually look like in America

Chuck Collins explains both the historical, discriminatory roots of the racial wealth gap through white affirmative action and describes how reparations can be put into effect.  To read more, click here.

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Confronting Academia’s Ties to Slavery

Harvard’s president, Drew Gilpin Faust opened “a major public conference exploring the long-neglected connections between universities and slavery. Harvard had been “directly complicit” in slavery, Ms. Faust acknowledged, before moving to a more present-minded statement of purpose. ‘Only by coming…

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Optimists about race: more likely to be white

“White people are more likely to be optimistic than black people about the progress toward racial equality in America,” says Howard Ross of Cook Ross, a diversity consulting firm in Maryland in a review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ new book, Between the…

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Ta-Nehisi Coates On Police Brutality, The Confederate Flag And Forgiveness

Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer for the Atlantic and author of an article on reparations in that journal, is interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s Fresh Air, after the publication of his book Between the World and Me.  Read a review of…

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