Category

Reparations

Here you will find reparation news, articles and media posts

Cong. John Conyers of Detroit, honorable host of the CBC’s Reparations Braintrust and author of HR40 welcomes members of the NAARC and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles.

NAARC Rolls Out Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Plan

By NAARC Posts, Reparations

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Rolls Out a Reparations Plan at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Conference. Preamble: No amount of material resources or monetary compensation can ever be sufficient restitution for the spiritual, mental, cultural and physical damages inflicted on Africans by centuries of the MAAFA, the holocaust of enslavement and the institution of chattel slavery…

Read More

Does the Holocaust Discount Jewish White Privilege?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

The top three most popular articles right now on the online Jewish magazine Tablet all deal, in one way or another, with the question of Jews and privilege. The most interesting of the three, as well as the most viral, is Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s personal essay, “I Probably Won’t Share This Essay on Twitter: Some thoughts on being Jewish in contemporary polite society,” which opens with recent tweet of hers:

Read More

The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks by Randall Robinson

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

I looked straight up and immediately saw the callous irony, wondering if the slaves who had helped to erect the structure might have bristled at it as quickly as I. The monumental fresco covering 4,664 square feet had been painted by Constantino Brumidi in 1864, just as the hideous 246-year-old American institution of slavery was drawing to a close. According to the United States Capitol Historical Society, Brumidi’s Apotheosis of George Washington had been painted in the eye of the Rotunda’s dome to glorify “the character of George Washington and the principles upon which the United States was founded.”

Read More

A TRIAD OF IDENTITY ISSUES: The Enduring Cry for Freedom and Justice

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

A TRIAD OF IDENTITY ISSUES: The Enduring Cry for Freedom and Justice   By Patrick Robinson, Justice at the International Court of Justice, Hague, The Netherlands.   I speak today not as a member of the International Court of Justice, and certainly not as an academic, nor even primarily as a lawyer.  I speak as a proud citizen of a sovereign and independent country, Jamaica, in the hope that I can…

Read More

“Learning from Historical Tragedies to Combat Racial Discrimination Today”

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

 Keynote Speech Delivered at the United Nations on the Occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Theme “Learning from Historical Tragedies to Combat Racial Discrimination Today” By Professor Verene A. Shepherd The University of the West Indies, Jamaica Member of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent March 20, 2015 United Nations General Assembly, New York     Excellencies Distinguished Guests Friends all:…

Read More