Addressing histories of mass violence have to include both material reparations and public and visible symbolic gestures.
Transferring wealth to Black-led groups is a particularly potent form of reparations with immediate benefits to communities of color.
Slavery is the usual argument for reparations. But there’s another reason.
Truth commissions and reparations programs can effectively involve all perspectives in a conflict about longstanding political and economic grievances.
In this new movement of mass protest against police violence, anti-Black racism, and white supremacy, we will settle for nothing less than total transformation.
“Imagine your neighbor stole your cow. A few weeks later the neighbor comes over, laden with remorse, to offer a sincere apology and a promise to make it right. The
Reparations is no longer only about a one-time payout to Black descendants of slavery.
Part two of this six-part series explores the plurality of reparations that includes Black people’s spiritual and psychological healing.
The House subcommittee hearing held on Juneteenth is the result of centuries of work.