Reparations, Refugee Diabetes Awareness, Healthy Children

Monday, April 29, 2019
BYU Radio

Reparations for Slavery Becomes a 2020 Campaign Issue

Guest: William Darity, Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

Several of the Democratic party's top presidential hopefuls have said they support-or are at least open to- the US government making some sort of reparations to African Americans impacted by slavery. That could mean cash payments to descendants of slaves. Or it could mean specific housing, healthcare, scholarship or loan programs for black Americans. Reparations have been discussed periodically since slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but it’s striking in this particular moment to see so many politicians openly supporting it. 

Listen to the podcast episode here