Are Reparations Due to African-Americans? (NYT Roundtable)

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To address the terrible human and economic costs of slavery and racial injustice in the United States, many have proposed that reparations be paid to African-Americans.

Would this compensate for the wrongs that have been done? Is it fair or practical to consider it? And if reparations were approved, how would they be implemented?

We Need a ‘Reparations Superfund’

MARY FRANCES BERRY, FORMER CHAIRWOMAN, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS

Who Would Pay, and Why?

ALFRED L. BROPHY, AUTHOR, "REPARATIONS PRO AND CON"

No Consensus on Need or Possible Results

JOHN MCWHORTER, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

American Indians Seek Control, Not Just Payment

MATT FLETCHER, MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

It Can and Should Be Done in a Powerful Way

MELANYE PRICE, AUTHOR, "DREAMING BLACKNESS: BLACK NATIONALISM AND AFRICAN AMERICAN PUBLIC OPINION"

It Could Widen, Rather Than Heal, Racial Rifts

NOAH MILLMAN, THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINE

Horrific Injustice Must Be Repaired

RANDALL ROBINSON, AUTHOR, "THE DEBT: WHAT AMERICA OWES TO BLACKS"



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