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The Economic Case for Reparations

The Economic Case for Reparations

by Imara Jones on May 28 2014, 7:00AM

There is a strong rationale for reparations grounded in airtight economic principals at the heart of the free market system: access to capital.

Topics: Economic Justice, History, Reparations

Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Supremacy and Reparations

Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Supremacy and Reparations

by Aura Bogado on May 22 2014, 1:31PM

The writer explains why honest conversations about history can lead to better policy today.

Topics: History, /NOW, Reparations

10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won't Learn at 'Django'

10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’

by Imara Jones on January 9 2013, 10:02AM

Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.

Topics: 'Django', Economy, History, Reparations