By David Love Stolen Generations On May 26, Australia observes National Sorry Day, an acknowledgement of the Stolen Generations of Black indigenous people who were kidnapped from their families in a policy of assimilationism. The title of the holiday itself screams out for more than an apology. According to the National Sorry Day Committee, a May 1997 report to Australia’s federal parliament on the stolen generations of Aboriginal children, “The Bringing…
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Featured Reparations Videos
September 7, 2020 — A Black Labor Day Forum “The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth: How the Exploitation and Oppression of Black People Built Capitalist America – The Case for Reparations and HR-40”.
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By Parvathi Menon (The Hindu) inShare Viceroy Lord Canning meets Maharaja Ranbir Singh of Jammu & Kashmir, 9 March 1860. Reparations by Britain to India for the injustices of colonial rule is a fair demand but must take forms other than financial, a group of writers and historians speaking at the 2016 Jaipur Literary Festival held at the South Bank argued. Speaking at a session chaired by writer William Dalrymple, authors…
. May 20, 2016 Your Excellency President Granger, Ministers of Government, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am delighted and honored to send you all warmest greetings of solidarity on behalf of the CARICOM Reparations Commission on the occasion of the International Youth Reparations Relay and Rally and I regret that pressing university business does not permit me to be there in person…
By Richard Sudan In this handout picture taken 15 August 1947, British Governor-General Lord Mountbatten (C) gestures as he rides in a carriage alongside Lady Edwina Mountbatten prior to witnessing the raising of the Indian tricolour for the first time at India Gate in New Delhi. © AFP The world is changing fast. For the first time since the Cold War, the dynamic of power in the world is shifting….
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.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…
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…
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…
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…