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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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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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