By Kim Johnson & Dallas Williams
February 11, 2020
What would a 21st-century reparations program look like? Who would qualify and how would it be implemented? Where would the money come from? Who decides where and how it should be allocated?
Could financial reparations reduce the racial wealth gap? What else could the United States government do to make amends to black Americans for the crimes of slavery and subsequent injustices?
- William Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University and co-author of the forthcoming book, “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century“
- A. Kirsten Mullen, writer, folklorist, museum consultant and lecturer whose work focuses on race, art, history, and politics; co-author of “From Here to Equality“
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