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A Case for Reparations at the University of Chicago

Ashley Finigan, Caine Jordan, Guy Emerson Mount, Kai Parker Black Perspectives
Reparations promise us a monumental re-birthing of America. Like most births, this one will be painful. But the practice of reparations must continue until the world that slavery built is rolled up and a new order spread out in its place.

40 Acres. 40 Cities. One Day. Juneteenth, 2017

The Movement for Black Lives The Movement for Black Lives
Land is Power. Land is Liberation. Land is The Commons. On Juneteenth 2017 (Monday, June 19th) Black people across the country will take back land and reclaim space, from vacant lots to empty school buildings.

What Should Reparations for Slavery Entail?

Ama Biney Black Agenda Report
In the light of the former British Prime Minister’s dismissal of reparations, activists must push the debate further by detailing what reparations should entail. Fundamental to a reparations program must be the fact that we transform the system of capitalism which slavery gave birth to. We must initiate a “trans-Atlantic dialogue on reparations, as well as creating progressive governments and leadership to push for a reparations program.”

U.S. Owes Black People Reparations for a History of `Racial Terrorism,' Says U.N. Panel

Ishaan Tharoor Washington Post
The legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent, a United Nations report stated. "Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching."

Friday Nite Videos -- September 2, 2016

Portside
Your Dog Understands More Than You Think. The Good Old Days (featuring Donald Trump & the Greensboro 4). What Would It Take To Power The United States With Solar Energy? Georgetown Makes Amends for Profiting From Slavery. Standoff at Standing Rock.
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