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  • Originally published 12/22/2016

    Barack Obama explains why he doesn't think reparations to black people are practical

    In an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, who backs reparations, Obama said "it is hard to think of any society in human history in which a majority population has said that as a consequence of historic wrongs, we are now going to take a big chunk of the nation’s resources over a long period of time to make that right."

  • Originally published 12/09/2016

    Guam war reparations bill moves to White House

    “The United States forever will be grateful to the residents of Guam for their steadfast loyalty to the United States, as demonstrated by the countless acts of courage they performed despite the threat of Imperial Japanese military forces that occupied Guam during World War II."

  • Originally published 05/12/2016

    Poll: Millennials More Open to Idea of Slavery Reparations

    A vast majority of white Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves, but more than half of blacks say it's a good idea and Hispanics are almost evenly split, according to a new poll.

  • Originally published 05/10/2016

    Roma Slavery: The Case for Reparations

    Margareta Matache

    Reparations for historical injustices are an increasingly urgent topic of public discussion. It's time to include Roma in the conversation.

  • Originally published 03/29/2016

    Guam WWII survivors to sue U.S. government for reparations

    A group of advocates are working to finalize a nonprofit organization called Guam World War II Reparations Advocates Inc., which plans to sue the U.S. government in hopes that survivors finally receive compensation the group believes they deserve.

  • Originally published 02/29/2016

    Case for reparation gains international force

    “This is not about retribution and anger, it’s about atonement; it’s about the building of bridges across lines of moral justice,” said Sir Hilary Beckles, a distinguished historian from Barbados who made the case for reparations during a talk at Harvard Law School this week.

  • Originally published 07/03/2015

    America is unworthy of black forgiveness

    Mark Santow

    White frustration with the unwillingness of blacks to recognize that claim to racial innocence constitutes a search for cheap grace.

  • Originally published 07/17/2014

    The Colorblind Bind

    Richard Rothstein

    Focusing college-student recruitment on poor neighborhoods can overlook middle-class African Americans entitled to affirmative action

  • Originally published 06/09/2014

    The case against reparations

    Stu Bykofsky

    "There is no rational way to diagram who gets how much from whom to satisfy an impossible debt."

  • Originally published 05/22/2014

    The Case for Reparations

    Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.