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reparations



  • What Reparations Can Look Like

    by Martha S. Jones

    Are directed cash grant programs undertaken by churches, cities, or other civic organizations a viable way to deliver reparations as part of those institutions' efforts to acknowlege the harm of their past actions? 



  • Harvard President and Dean: Slavery Shaped the University

    by Lawrence S. Bacow and Tomiko Brown-Nagin

    Harvard's financial, infrastructural and intellectual legacies are unavoidably entangled with slavery. A new report is meant to signal the university's efforts at reckoning and reconciliation. 



  • Can the Past be Repaired?

    by Sophie Gonick

    Menachem Kaiser's memoir of attempts to reclaim a Polish building lost by his Jewish grandfather during World War II raises questions about the right to property as parts of historical memory, and the problematic aspects of seeking reparation through restoration of ownership.



  • The Reparations Fight Must Include Costs of Climate Change

    by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

    The movement for reparations should be informed by the broader politics of anticolonial liberation struggles which sought not just to transfer resources but to raise new questions about the basic organiation of societies on a global scale.



  • When it Comes to Reparations, Is All Politics Local?

    The debate over reparations is now enfolding consideration of the actions taken by local governments, including segregation, urban renewal, environmental damage, and highway construction that have harmed communities of color. 



  • What Is Owed: The Limits of Darity and Mullen's Case For Reparations

    by William P. Jones

    A historian argues that a recent and influential book calling for reparations could strengthen its case by considering the arguments made by historians about the connections of American slavery to other manifestations of racism. What's needed is to link reparations to a global overturning of racial inequality.



  • What White Colleges Owe Black Colleges

    by Adam Harris

    "Private money alone won’t save Black colleges, but, perhaps, money from predominantly white institutions can — and it might be those colleges’ responsibility to provide that aid."



  • Her Family Owned Slaves. How Can She Make Amends?

    "For almost three years now, with the fervor of the newly converted, Ms. Marshall has been on a quest that from the outside may seem quixotic and even naïve. She is diving into her family’s past and trying to chip away at racism in the Deep South, where every white family with roots here benefited from slavery and almost every Black family had enslaved ancestors."