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Jeffery Robinson, Robin Rue Simmons, Nkechi Taifa

“The Winds of Change Are Shifting”

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Now that the idea of reparations is gaining traction, Rappaport panelists grapple with the challenges and possibilities. By Jamie Ehrlich, BC Law — Three of the country’s most esteemed visionaries and activists engaged with students and community members in September about reparations in America, which seek to redress grave injustices stemming from slavery. The event, “Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities,” was co-sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public…

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The interior of the Lloyd's of London building is seen in the City of London financial district in London, Britain, April 16, 2019.

London’s finance district, steeped in slavery, confronts its past

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By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones, Reuters — British ships ferried over 3 million enslaved African people across the Atlantic Ocean. Lloyd’s of London insured many of those vessels, the people chained below deck sometimes categorized as “perishable goods”, alongside cattle, by the market’s underwriters. Lloyd’s involvement in the trans-Atlantic slave trade is not included in the market’s permanent exhibition at its modernistic City tower but that is set to…

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Dr. Eric Williams

The Politician-Scholar

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Eric Williams and the tangled history of capitalism and slavery. By Gerald Horne, The Nation — Before he became a celebrated author and the founding father and first prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Eric Eustace Williams was an adroit footballer. At his high school, Queen’s Royal College, he was a fierce competitor, which likely led to an injury that left him deaf in his right ear. Yet as Williams’s…

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Slave Shackles

Britain’s colonial shame: Slave-owners given huge payouts after abolition

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David Cameron’s ancestors were among the wealthy families who received generous reparation payments that would be worth millions of pounds in today’s money By Sanchez Manning, Independent — The true scale of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade has been laid bare in documents revealing how the country’s wealthiest families received the modern equivalent of billions of pounds in compensation after slavery was abolished. The previously unseen records show exactly…

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Black Students

4 ways reparations can address racial inequality in education

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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. By Preston Green III and Bruce Baker, The Conversation — White public schools have always gotten more money than Black public schools. These funding disparities go back to the so-called “separate but equal” era—which was enshrined into the nation’s laws by the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision…

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Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

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September 9, 2021 — Forum sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Co-Sponsor: BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Featuring: Jeffery Robinson (Founder and Executive Director, The Who We Are Project; Participatory Moderator), Robin Rue Simmons (Former Alderman, Evanston, IL; Founder and Executive Director, FirstRepair; NAARC Member), Nkechi Taifa, (President, The Taifa Group; Senior Fellow, Center of Justice, Columbia University; NAARC Member), Participation by BLSA Co-Chairs…

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General Assembly: High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (Closing Plenary)

UN General Assembly: Reparations, racial justice and equality for people of African descent

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General Assembly: High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (Closing Plenary) In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA) the UN General Assembly held a high-level meeting on Sept. 22, 2021 at the level of Heads of States and Governments on the theme, “Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for…

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The Legacy Museum shows visitors elements of America’s long history of racial injustice – slavery, lynching, segregation, police killings of Black teens and the societal addiction to putting Black people behind bars.

‘Truth-telling has to happen’: the museum of America’s racist history

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The Legacy Museum, opening in October, lands at a time when racial violence is again on the rise and critical race theory is being used to prevent America’s racist past being taught in schools. By Ed Pilkington, The Guardian — A 30ft wave crashes over your head as you enter the museum, dragging you instantly down into the roiling waters. The waves keep coming at you in gunmetal grey surges,…

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