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Georgetown and the Sin of Slavery

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD APRIL 23, 2016 Credit Monica Ramos The reparations movement, which calls for compensating the descendants of generations of enslaved Americans going back 250 years, has failed to gain traction in this country for a variety of reasons. Most Americans see slavery as an artifact of the distant past that has no bearing on the nation’s present. And even people who are sympathetic to the reparations idea — and who…

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National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America Jumoke Ifetayo, National Male Co-chair Diana Kimble, National Female Co-Chair (601) 885- 3081 P.O. Box 90604, Washington, DC 20090 info@ncobraonline.org REPARATIONS NOW: RIGHTEOUS DEMAND FOR JUSTICE Position Paper on the Preliminary Report of UNITED NATIONS Human Right Council Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent (The Working Group) from its visit to US, January 19 to 29th 2016 On Friday…

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A 1930 unemployment rally  at local Communist Party headquarters in Washington, DC. Library of Congress

The Socialist Case for Reparations

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

by Brian Jones A 1930 unemployment rally at local Communist Party headquarters in Washington, DC. Library of Congress In a series of recent articles in the Atlantic, columnist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates criticized US presidential candidate and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders for not supporting reparations. Cedric Johnson responded with an open letter that challenged Coates’s worldview, and suggested that Coates is operating as part of a black managerial elite whose calls for reparations and critiques of redistributive…

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DNA African Americans slavery reparations

How DNA and ‘recreational genealogy’ is making a case for reparations for slavery

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Jonathan Freedland  In an interview at Columbia University, where she’s dean of social science, Nelson described DNA as containing a social power as well as a biological one. “We think it offers a lot of answers on things that ail us,” Nelson said. She wanted to expand the kinds of problems DNA could answer beyond those of individual health or biology to include “social and political problems, which have…

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‘Not a backward call for handouts’

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Sir Hilary Beckles presents model for reparations at Oxford University THE chairman of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Reparations Commission, Sir Hilary Beckles, says Caribbean countries are not looking for “handouts” in their call for reparatory justice, and has presented a 10-point plan to deal with the issue. Sir Hilary made the distinction while speaking at a public lecture on ‘A Model for Reparation’, organised by Oxford University, in England last…

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The writer holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and is the author of Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan, available from Routledge

The Express Tribune: Reparations rather than aid 

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Syed Mohammad Ali   The writer holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne and is the author of Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistan, available from Routledge Conspiracy theorists who are always finger-pointing at the West for all maladies afflicting the developing world can be readily brushed aside for presenting simplistic world views or failing to recognise domestic failings within countries, which have been declared independent sovereign states for…

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Enough of aid – let’s talk reparations

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Jason Hickel Colonialism is one of those things you’re not supposed to discuss in polite company – at least not north of the Mediterranean. Most people feel uncomfortable about it, and would rather pretend it didn’t happen. In fact, that appears to be the official position. In the mainstream narrative of international development peddled by institutions from the World Bank to the UK’s Department of International Development, the history…

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Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

  Retracing Slavery’s Trail of Tears America’s forgotten migration – the journeys of a million African-Americans from the tobacco South to the cotton South A coffle of slaves being marched from Virginia west into Tennessee, c. 1850. (Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, Virginia) By Edward Ball; Photographs by Wayne Lawrence SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2015 When Delores McQuinn was growing up, her father told her a story about…

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N’COBRA-Chicago Statement On The Pope’s Visit and the Roman Catholic Church

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

N”COBRA-Chicago’s Press Conference Address on the Omissions by the Pope on His Visit to America Good Evening. N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, Chicago Chapter would like to thank everyone for coming out this evening. We are here to address the Omissions from the Pope’s messages during his visit to the US in relationship to people of African descent. In addition, we are calling on all…

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