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Jeffery Robinson, Robin Rue Simmons, Nkechi Taifa

“The Winds of Change Are Shifting”

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Now that the idea of reparations is gaining traction, Rappaport panelists grapple with the challenges and possibilities. By Jamie Ehrlich, BC Law — Three of the country’s most esteemed visionaries and activists engaged with students and community members in September about reparations in America, which seek to redress grave injustices stemming from slavery. The event, “Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities,” was co-sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public…

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Black Students

4 ways reparations can address racial inequality in education

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Unequal schools are one of many manifestations of systemic racism. Changing the way schools are financed and homeowners are taxed can be a vehicle for reparations. By Preston Green III and Bruce Baker, The Conversation — White public schools have always gotten more money than Black public schools. These funding disparities go back to the so-called “separate but equal” era—which was enshrined into the nation’s laws by the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision…

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Vantage Point: The Case for Reparations in New Jersey • Abusive Treatment of Haitian Refugees

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Monday, September 27, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest Ryan Haygood and callers. Topics The Case for Reparations in New Jersey Abusive Treatment of Haitian Refugees Special Guest Ryan Haygood, President/CEO, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, Newark, NJ Plus The Professor on the Soap Box Ways to listen Live (Radio) — Mondays 3-4PM on WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica…

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Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

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September 9, 2021 — Forum sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Co-Sponsor: BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Featuring: Jeffery Robinson (Founder and Executive Director, The Who We Are Project; Participatory Moderator), Robin Rue Simmons (Former Alderman, Evanston, IL; Founder and Executive Director, FirstRepair; NAARC Member), Nkechi Taifa, (President, The Taifa Group; Senior Fellow, Center of Justice, Columbia University; NAARC Member), Participation by BLSA Co-Chairs…

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General Assembly: High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (Closing Plenary)

UN General Assembly: Reparations, racial justice and equality for people of African descent

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General Assembly: High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (Closing Plenary) In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Program of Action (DDPA) the UN General Assembly held a high-level meeting on Sept. 22, 2021 at the level of Heads of States and Governments on the theme, “Reparations, Racial Justice and Equality for…

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Student

How reparations can be paid through school finance reform

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By Preston Green III and Bruce Baker — White public schools have always gotten more money than Black public schools. These funding disparities go back to the so-called “separate but equal” era – which was enshrined into the nation’s laws by the Supreme Court’s 1896 decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. The disparities have persisted even after Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that ordered the desegregation of America’s public…

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Keith Young

Asheville reparations architect Keith Young criticizes city’s $366,000 outside contract

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By Joel Burgess, Asheville Citizen Times — A $365,583 contract for a reparations project manager is facing criticism from the former elected official who wrote the city’s historic initiative. Ex-City Councilman Keith Young reacted to the size of the contract after the council voted 7-0 Sept. 14 to award it to TEQuity, a Cary consulting firm run by Debra Clark Jones. “God giveth and consultants take it away and the people who it should…

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Professor Verene Shepherd and British-Jamaican Lord Anthony Gifford

Reparation is crucial in a divided world – Lord Anthony Gifford

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By The Jamaica Gleaner and UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research — In this week’s Reparation Conversations, a collaborative initiative between The Jamaica Gleaner and The UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research, we bring you the second of a two-part interview which the director of the UWI’s Centre for Reparation Research (CRR), Professor Verene Shepherd (VS), conducted with British-Jamaican Lord Anthony Gifford (AG). Gifford is a former barrister and QC in London…

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Shirley Weber

Why California’s slavery reparations task force has the power to transform us all

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If the task force commissions a school curriculum about slavery in the state, Californians will see more clearly how the past informs the present. By Kevin Waite, LA Times — Unless your school experience was atypical, you probably weren’t taught about the history of slavery in California. That could change for future generations, thanks in part to a new state task force that’s considering the question of reparations for the descendants of…

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