One Way to Make Reparations Work

Bloomberg, Thursday, March 14, 2019
The issue of reparations for African Americans is, of course, full of more moral and historical issues than one column, even by someone with much greater understanding and deeper knowledge than me, could ever resolve. But since the proposal is now being taken seriously, it’s worth thinking about... Read More »

The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained

Vox, Monday, March 11, 2019
A new 2020 litmus test has arrived for Democrats running for president: Do they support reparations?  It marks a turn in a primary contest in which black voters are expected to play a significant role. That the attention to reparations has become so prominent speaks to a... Read More »

Colin Kaepernick and the Anti-Racism Industry

Vassar Political Review, Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The Vassar Political Review recently published an op-ed by Hallie Carton, criticizing the NFL’s hypocritical attempts to “align itself with the current social justice movement” during the Super Bowl despite its blackballing of Colin Kaepernick. Carton asserts that the NFL is... Read More »

Why #BuyBlack Has Never Been the Path to Black American Economic Empowerment

The Root, Monday, March 4, 2019
The slogans “Buy Black” or “Support Black Businesses” have existed for some time as clarion calls for black consumers to patronize black owned (or seemingly black owned) establishments. We see it hashtagged and sprawled across graphics calling for exclusive 30 day “buy black challenges” to spur... Read More »

Up Against the Wall Street Journal: A Green Job Guarantee

Common Dreams, Sunday, March 3, 2019
The prospect of a federal job guarantee must have really spooked Max Gulker, a researcher and writer for the free-market-oriented American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). And for good reason. A federal job guarantee—under which the government would offer a job to anyone who needs one—... Read More »

Consider the Mule: Antonio Moore & Marianne Williamson in Conversation

Paul Sowers, Sunday, March 3, 2019
Say you are taking a test. You are taking a test and you come to a multiple choice question that reads like this… Q: The following quote—“Sometimes there is externalized oppression and injustice and unfairness, but the deeper injustice is within our minds”—typifies an attitude ordinarily... Read More »

Reflections on the ADOS Movement

Medium, Sunday, March 3, 2019
What is ADOS? Over the past several months the ADOS movement has entered the national dialogue. ADOS stands for the American Descendants of Slavery, and its raison d’être is to seek redress for the injustices visited upon black people who can trace their ancestry back to slaves on American soil... Read More »

2020 Democratic hopefuls embrace new meaning of reparations

Associated Press, Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Several Democratic presidential candidates are embracing reparations for the descendants of slaves — but not in the traditional sense. Over the past week, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro... Read More »

Bernie Sanders Asks the Right Question on Reparations: What Does It Mean?

The Intercept, Tuesday, February 26, 2019
AFTER SENS. KAMALA HARRIS and Cory Booker were asked about reparations for slavery in a Breakfast Club interview last week, the issue quickly became hot on the 2020 campaign trail, with candidates Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro quickly voicing their support for the policy. Last night... Read More »

Study: Wealth Inequality Impacts Black People More Than Any Other Group In South Florida

WLRN, Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Black people, regardless of ethnicity or nationality, fare worse than white Americans and other groups that identify as white, according to a new study that looks at the accumulation of wealth in the South Florida region. “The Color of Wealth” examines the wealth disparities that exist across... Read More »