It's difficult to quantify the financial cost to Black Americans of racism and segregation. But the destruction of property and denial of trade by white mobs in Elaine, Arkansas in 1919 was quantified by Ida B. Wells-Barnett; her findings can put the scope of a reparations program into some perspective.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Gabriel N. Rosenberg
The earliest effective government responses to epidemic illness in the United States came not in the context of human health, but in the context of livestock.
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