Reparations – Has the Time Finally Come?

Date Published: 5/26/2020

Author(s): Nkechi Taifa

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Summary: Taifa describes her own history in the black reparations movement in this blog post on the ACLU website.  She illustrates some of the leaders of the movement throughout history, going back to Belinda Royall's successful petition in 1783.  She focuses on HR 40 and the recent acceptance by many state and especially local governments.  She also highlights many corporations that benefited from slavery tangentially: banks, insurance companies, and even universities.  Taifa ends the post by explaining that she is excited about the recent transition of the movement to mainstream hopeful for the future.

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