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Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan
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Georgetown University tries to make amends for profiting from slavery
Georgetown University is taking an unprecedented step to respond to and apologize for its ties to slavery. The university will give special preference to applicants who are descendants of Georgetown’s slaves, plans to rename a building in honor of one of the slaves and will create an institute to study slavery.
History shows slavery helped build many U.S. colleges and universities.
Reparations For Foundational Black Americans: Racial Justice | TEDxYouth
Student presenter Amir El argues that before we are able to take collective action against America’s systemic racism, we must first create economic equality for Foundational Black Americans by providing reparations.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Makes the Case For Reparations
WNPR's John Dankosky spoke with Ta-Nehisi Coates at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford while Coates was in town to receive the 2015 Stowe Prize for writing to advance social justice.
How Reparations for Slavery Became A 2020 Campaign Issue
This article The New York Times details the history and current debate over reparations for slavery.
California May Consider 'Historical Injustice' When Allocating COVID-19 Vaccine
As the United States begins the rollout of the coronavirus vaccines, one state is looking to right historical wrongs by prioritizing Indigenous communities.
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Should reparations be paid to African-Americans?
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