• Book: From Here to Equality

  • Racism and discrimination have choked economic opportunity for African Americans at nearly every turn. At several historic moments, the trajectory of racial inequality could have been altered dramatically. Perhaps no moment was more opportune than the early days of Reconstruction, when the U.S. government temporarily implemented a major redistribution of land from former slaveholders to the newly emancipated enslaved. But neither Reconstruction nor the New Deal nor the civil rights struggle led to...
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  • The Case for Voluntary Reparations

  • Everybody should support voluntary reparations, no matter their opinion on involuntary reparations. The only people who would be affected by reparations would be those paying for or receiving them.
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  • Finally Healing the Wounds of Jim Crow

  • America is chasing her tail on racial progress. We left Jim Crow behind, but that hasn’t seemed to translate into considerable forward momentum. In fact, we may now be dealing with how we dealt with the abolition of Jim Crow laws.
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  • What is owed

  • Slavery’s demise provided this nation the chance for redemption. Out of the ashes of sectarian strife, we could have birthed a new country, one that recognized the humanity and natural rights of those who helped forge this country, one that attempted to atone and provide redress for the unspeakable atrocities committed against black people in the name of profit. We could have finally, 100 years after the Revolution, embraced its founding ideals.
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  • Justice Too Long Delayed

  • Two original sins have plagued this nation from its inception: the destruction of its native inhabitants and the institution of slavery. Both sprang from a failure to see an equal in the racial other. As Bishop Claude Alexander has said, racism was in the amniotic fluid out of which our nation was born. There was a virus present in the very environment that nurtured the development of our country, our culture, and our people...
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  • Georgetown Undergrads Vote For Fee to Set Up Slavery Reparation Fund

  • Georgetown undergraduate students have voted overwhelmingly in favor of holding a referendum to apply a mandatory fee of $27.20 per semester to set up a slavery reparation fund, according to the Associated Press. The proposal aims to set up a so-called “Reconciliation Contribution” to “atone for the Jesuit-organized sale of 272 slaves in 1838.” ...
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  • Race in America

  • This 17 minute video quickly surveys racial inequality in America. From slavery to Jim Crow law and redlining this brief tour is a good primer for understanding the great imbalance that needs to be rectified.
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