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What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019

The idea of economic amends for past injustices and persistent disparities is getting renewed attention. Here are some formulas for achieving the aim.

by Patricis Cohen

Slavenhutten Bonaire - foto Aart G. Broek

Slavenhutten Bonaire – foto Aart G. Broek

If you’re surprised that the issue of reparations for black Americans has taken so long to resolve, blame the president. President Andrew Johnson.

As the Civil War wound down in 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman made the promise that would come to be known as “40 acres and a mule” — redistributing a huge tract of Atlantic coastline to black Americans recently freed from bondage. President Abraham Lincoln and Congress gave their approval, and soon 40,000 freedmen in the South had started to plant and build.

Please, read the article on the TNYT website, May 23, 2019.

Bonaire slavenhut - foto Aart G. Broek

Bonaire slavenhut – foto Aart G. Broek

 

 

 

on 24.05.2019 at 11:30
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