Donita Judge speaks with Dr. Ron Daniels and Marbre Stahly-Butts about Reparations

By January 22, 2020 Reparations, Video/Audio
The Activist Files Podcast Episode 22: Restitution and repair - a discussion on Black reparations with Dr. Ron Daniels and Marbre Stahly-Butts

On episode 22 of “The Activist Files,” Donita Judge, Center for Constitutional Rights’ associate executive director, talks about reparations for Blacks with Dr. Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission, and past executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Marbre Stahly-Butts, executive director of Law 4 Black Lives and a member of the leadership team of the Movement For Black Lives Policy Table, who helped develop the Vision for Black Lives Policy Platform.

Ron and Marbre discuss their respective platforms that demand for reparations for Black people – how they overlap and differ; the shifts in H.R. 40, the Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals for African-Americans Act; how tools, such as The New York Times’ 1619 Project and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “The Case for Reparations” published in The Atlantic, have caused a surge in the reparations movement; and the obligation to continue the work for reparations for Black people based on the legacy of activists who have been in this space since before the Civil War.

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About IBW21

IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to building the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. to work for the social, political, economic and cultural upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.