In order to achieve full reparations, we need to reconstruct media systems built on violence, specifically anti-Black violence.
In order to fully realize the promise of Juneteenth, historian Yohuru Williams says we need to move beyond symbolism to doing the hard work of addressing structural racism.
YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder reflects on her conversations with the late Rev. Desmond Tutu, who spoke with YES! for our 2015 “Make It Right” issue.
The first of its kind, the nine-member task force will study and develop reparations proposals in order to start repairing the harm done to African American families and communities by U.S. policies.
Reparations, debt cancellation, and climate justice are all regular features in climate solutions—but what do they mean in practice?
How to decolonize wealth through reparations.
Until federal reparations happen, local organizations across the country are stepping up.
Unequal schools are one of many manifestations of systemic racism. Changing the way schools are financed and homeowners are taxed can be a vehicle for reparations.
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.