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Nearly 75% of African Americans support reparations for slavery. Only 15% of white Americans do, a poll says.

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Slavery is a horrific, irremovable stain on US history. But Americans disagree on how to handle its legacy. By Scottie Andrew, CNN — While nearly 75% of black respondents in an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll said they believe the US government should pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved black people, just 15% of white participants supported the idea. Overall, about 29% of the people questioned support reparations or payment…

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The Hopefulness and Hopelessness of 1619

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Marking the 400-year African American struggle to survive and to be free of racism. By Ibram X. Kendi — Her name was Angela, one of the first known Africans in British North America. His name was John, the first known antiblack racist in colonial America. In 1619, this black woman and white man—what they embody—arrived months apart in 12-year-old Virginia, the first of the 13 British colonies that became the United States….

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Poll: Most Americans oppose reparations for slavery

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By Corey Williams and Noreen Nasir — DETROIT (AP) — Few Americans are in favor of giving reparations to descendants of enslaved black people in the United States, a new poll shows, even as the idea has gained momentum among Democratic presidential contenders. Only 29% of Americans say the government should pay cash reparations, according to the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. But the poll reveals a large…

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Princeton Theological Seminary.

$27M for slavery reparations ‘not enough,’ Princeton seminary students say. They want $120M more.

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By Kelly Heyboer — Princeton Theological Seminary pledged last week to use $27.6 million of its endowment to pay reparations for the school’s historic ties to slavery, believed to be the largest amount ever paid by a school to atone for benefiting from the slave trade. The school’s black student association says it’s “a great start, but not enough.” The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Theological Seminary — a student…

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History of slavery and resiliency brings national reparations forum to Charleston on Nov. 2

By Editors' Choice, NAARC Posts, Reparations

The city of Charleston, South Carolina chosen for its “deep connection to slavery” and its legacies. By Skyler Baldwin, Charleston City Paper  — The announcement came last week for a national forum, titled “Enslavement to Reparations: A 400 Year Journey for Justice,” discussing H.R. 40, introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, to establish a commission to explore and discuss a national apology and options for reparations for slavery. This event was…

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Howard University

Howard University Ideas Symposium Features Candid Conversation on Reparations

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By Brandon Oliver, Howard University — On Friday, October 11, 2019, Howard University held the HU Ideas Symposium in the School of Business Auditorium as a part of the lineup of events for Howard’s Homecoming. The symposium was moderated by chair of the Howard University King Lecture Series and former interim chairperson of the Democratic National Committee, Donna Brazile, and featured a panel of speakers who had a robust discussion on…

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Students at Concord Middle School study the abolitionist movement from a local perspective with artifacts provided by the Concord Museum.

Americans show spotty knowledge about the history of slavery but acknowledge its enduring effects

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Emily Guskin, Scott Clement and Joe Heim, The Washington Post — Americans have spotty knowledge of central facts about the history of slavery in the United States, although younger adults have an edge over their elders, according to a Washington Post-SSRS poll. Even so, a solid majority say the legacy of slavery affects American society today, including majorities across racial, partisan and generational lines. The Post-SSRS poll quizzed a random…

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Princeton Theological Seminary.

Princeton Theological Seminary approves reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Omar Farah, The Daily Princetonian — On Oct. 18, Princeton Theological Seminary announced its plans to finance reparations, making it the second theological institution in the nation, after Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., to do so. The decision, unanimously approved by the Seminary’s trustees, comes as an official response to a historical audit, commissioned in 2016, which examined the Seminary’s historical participation in the institutions of American slavery. Since the report…

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Barbuda, the small Caribbean island devastated by Hurricane Irma

Reparations and Hurricanes

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Eusi Kwayana — This statement is a personal one intended to support opinions, especially in the Caribbean, that the costs of practical recovery from annual hurricanes should not fall, as they mainly do, on the victims of these natural disasters. This statement is a personal one intended to support opinions, especially in the on the victims of these natural disasters. As it is, the pain, the agony, the distress,…

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Kids play basketball at Wilson Park near where Interstate 81 slices through a public housing complex in Syracuse, N.Y.

In Syracuse, a road and reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Robert Samuels, Washington Post — This city’s south side was devastated when a highway section went up. Now that there’s talk of taking it down, residents think they should be protected — and compensated. SYRACUSE, N.Y. — When Ryedell Davis heard the 1.5-mile stretch of elevated highway slicing through this city might be torn down, he had a vision about what could emerge from its dust. He could open…

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