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Princeton’s case for reparations

By Reparations

By Ryan Born, The Daily Princetonian — I. “Enslaved African Americans built the modern United States, and indeed the entire modern world, in ways both obvious and hidden.” ― Edward E. Baptist, “The Half Has Never Been Told” When we accept that prestigious offer of admission from Princeton University, some small part of us becomes part of the great history of Princeton ― and so some part of us becomes…

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Slavery Cotton Field

Nearly 75% of African Americans support reparations for slavery. Only 15% of white Americans do, a poll says.

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Slavery is a horrific, irremovable stain on US history. But Americans disagree on how to handle its legacy. By Scottie Andrew, CNN — While nearly 75% of black respondents in an AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll said they believe the US government should pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved black people, just 15% of white participants supported the idea. Overall, about 29% of the people questioned support reparations or payment…

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The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of South Carolina

NAARC and ACLU to Host Series of Forums Focused on Reparations

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Leading Civil Liberties Groups Reaffirm Support for H.R. 40 and Put Weight Behind Series of Forums – Starting in South Carolina – Focused on Reparations   The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host the second event in a series aimed at furthering the passage of H.R. 40. Co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, it will take place at the historic…

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The Hopefulness and Hopelessness of 1619

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Marking the 400-year African American struggle to survive and to be free of racism. By Ibram X. Kendi — Her name was Angela, one of the first known Africans in British North America. His name was John, the first known antiblack racist in colonial America. In 1619, this black woman and white man—what they embody—arrived months apart in 12-year-old Virginia, the first of the 13 British colonies that became the United States….

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Princeton Theological Seminary.

$27M for slavery reparations ‘not enough,’ Princeton seminary students say. They want $120M more.

By Reparations

By Kelly Heyboer — Princeton Theological Seminary pledged last week to use $27.6 million of its endowment to pay reparations for the school’s historic ties to slavery, believed to be the largest amount ever paid by a school to atone for benefiting from the slave trade. The school’s black student association says it’s “a great start, but not enough.” The Association of Black Seminarians at Princeton Theological Seminary — a student…

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History of slavery and resiliency brings national reparations forum to Charleston on Nov. 2

By Editors' Choice, NAARC Posts, Reparations

The city of Charleston, South Carolina chosen for its “deep connection to slavery” and its legacies. By Skyler Baldwin, Charleston City Paper  — The announcement came last week for a national forum, titled “Enslavement to Reparations: A 400 Year Journey for Justice,” discussing H.R. 40, introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, to establish a commission to explore and discuss a national apology and options for reparations for slavery. This event was…

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Pentagon Admitted to Using Black Soldiers as Human Guinea Pigs in WWII

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Black enlisted men were used as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments during World War II—not by Nazi Germany, but by Uncle Sam. By David Love — As was reported by NPR, 60,000 American soldiers were enrolled in a secret chemical weapons testing program in which they were exposed to mustard gas and the chemical agent lewisite, which causes lung irritation and blisters. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Defense conducted the…

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Students at Concord Middle School study the abolitionist movement from a local perspective with artifacts provided by the Concord Museum.

Americans show spotty knowledge about the history of slavery but acknowledge its enduring effects

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Emily Guskin, Scott Clement and Joe Heim, The Washington Post — Americans have spotty knowledge of central facts about the history of slavery in the United States, although younger adults have an edge over their elders, according to a Washington Post-SSRS poll. Even so, a solid majority say the legacy of slavery affects American society today, including majorities across racial, partisan and generational lines. The Post-SSRS poll quizzed a random…

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Princeton Theological Seminary.

Princeton Theological Seminary approves reparations

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Omar Farah, The Daily Princetonian — On Oct. 18, Princeton Theological Seminary announced its plans to finance reparations, making it the second theological institution in the nation, after Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., to do so. The decision, unanimously approved by the Seminary’s trustees, comes as an official response to a historical audit, commissioned in 2016, which examined the Seminary’s historical participation in the institutions of American slavery. Since the report…

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Old Slave Mart on Chalmers Street in downtown Charleston.

Charleston, once known as the US’s slave trade capital, to host national reparations forum

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A free forum on reparations for slavery at the Gaillard Center on Nov. 2 will be hosted by the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina. Charleston’s wealth was built and sustained for centuries on an economy that relied on slavery. Pictured here is the Old Slave Mart on Chalmers Street in downtown Charleston. By Caitlin…

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