Never fully exorcised, the ghost of America’s original sins haunts nearly every aspect of our nation’s soul. How can we process our past and tell a new narrative of a just America?
Can we put a price tag on the genocide of indigenous tribes? How do we, as a nation, make amends for the enslavement, lynching, Jim Crow laws, redlining, and mass incarceration experienced by African-Americans? Can these debts be paid?
In this #BHeard Town Hall we ask: is the time for reparations now?
- Katherine Franke: Professor at Columbia University, Author of the forthcoming book Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition
- Coleman Hughes: Columnist at Quillette; Contributor at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal & The National Review
- Noah Millman: Columnist, The Week
- Chief Dwaine Perry: Chief of the Ramapough-Lunaape Nation
- Rev. Mark Thompson: Host, Make It Plain; Member of N’COBRA
- L. Joy Williams: Political Strategist & President, NAACP (Brooklyn Chapter)
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