The Case for Reparations

Date Published: 6/1/2014

Author(s): Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Summary: A collection of historic documentations and narratives that tell the case for reparations in parts. It reads in segments, almost like a lawyer’s brief, making the case of how the US has had many chances to rectify disparity, but has chosen not to.

Take Action!

Consider making direct reparations: find out more here. As of the date of this review (Oct 2020), there is an active bill intoduced in the US House of Representatives (H.R. 40) that proposes the formation of a commission to study and develop reparation proposals. Look this up to see current progress, and for this and if still active contact your representative and ask them to support this bill (you can use this website if you need support with contacting your representative).