Following the historic London Reparations March from Brixton to 10 Downing Street organised by the Rastafari Movement in Britain on 1st August 2014, the PASCF issues the following statement – they all owe us: The Capitalists, the Working Class and the Trade Union Movement all owe Reparations to Afrikan People The enslavement of Afrikan people created unprecedented levels of wealth for the imperialists who controlled the slavery system. As part of…
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BY JELANI COBB A century and a half ago, after the start of the Civil War, the federal government took up the question of reparations for slavery. The matter had been under discussion for years, both in the corridors of power and in the abolitionist movement, but it was only in 1862—with Congress dominated by Republicans after most Democratic members had joined the Confederacy—that it was possible to pass the Compensated…
By Ta-Nehisi Coates 1The best thing about writing a blog is the presence of a live and dynamic journal of one’s own thinking. Some portion of the reporter’s notebook is out there for you to scrutinize and think about as the longer article develops. For me, this current article—an argument in support of reparations—began four years ago when I opposed reparations. A lot has happened since then. I’ve read a lot, talked to…
By Isaac Chotiner @ichotiner Ta-Nehisi Coates’s long cover story in the June issue of The Atlantic is about reparations for slavery. Indeed, the piece is titled ‘The Case For Reparations.’ (It isn’t online yet. UPDATE: LINK HERE.) The story has been buzzed about for a while now, and while I recommend that everyone get their hands on the essay and read it at once, Coates’s argument shouldn’t be too controversial. But it will be—which is…
By Danny Vinik @dannyvinik In the newest issue of The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for slavery reparations. “The idea of reparations is frightening not simply because we might lack the ability to pay,” Coates writes. “The idea of reparations threatens something much deeper—America’s heritage, history, and standing in the world.” The piece is provocative, but short on details: It doesn’t put a number to what black Americans are owed, and it doesn’t provide a…
Dear Dr. Ron Daniels: On behalf of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations In America (N’COBRA) and its Chicago Chapter, under the leadership of Brother Kamm Howard, I take this moment in time to express for all freedom seeking and freedom struggling Africans of the world, our profound acknowledgment, appreciation, and respect for your leadership and that of the Institute of the Black World in developing and coordinating…