Former enslaved persons never got ‘forty acres and a mule,’ and their descendants have been denied reparations for the legacy of slavery. Will Joe Biden be the president to change that?
History is full of examples of nations paying out to compensate for slavery. But the money never went to those who suffered under the system, only those who profited.
In a rare series of interviews, the late Ghanaian leader spoke of how the country’s slave trade was revisited as a vehicle for economic development.
Some calls to resolve racial inequities in the US have raised an idea with roots more than a century old: community land trusts to assemble property for the benefit of Black Americans.
There is unlikely to be a strong legal claim for reparations from China for COVID-19.
An oral history based biography of a survivor of colonial genocide in Namibia indicates instances of humanity during an entirely inhumane era.
In the United States, presidential candidates are discussing reparations for the descendants of enslaved men and women.
Several presidential hopefuls have offered proposals to close the racial wealth gap, from baby bonds to reparations. A simulation suggests policies short of direct aid to blacks won’t do the trick.
Old injustices don’t simply disappear with time – they tear a nation apart.
Reparation opponents who oppose truth and reconciliation by insisting that America’s “original sin” of slavery is in the distant past should heed the lessons of Canada and South Africa.
History is complex and multi-dimensional. Any response to what happened in the past should reflect this.