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10 Things We Get Wrong About Reparations

Kirsten Mullen, William Darity, Jr. Ph.D. Rolling Stone
The federal government alone is capable of paying the bill. And, as the entity that created and maintains the black-white wealth gap, it should pay the debt.

The Tulsa Race Massacre Went Way Beyond “Black Wall Street”

George Yancy and Robin D.G. Kelley Truthout
This year marks 100 years since the Tulsa Race Massacre, where roughly 300 people — predominantly Black people — were killed; Black churches, schools and businesses were burned to the ground, and the homes of Black people were looted.

Against Left-Wing White Nationalism

Gerald Horne Organizing Upgrade
When reality does not correspond to the facts on the ground, the U.S. left often responds like the fictional French intellectual who maunders: “I know what you are saying is true in fact, the question is—‘is it true in theory?’”

Slave-built Infrastructure and Reparations

Joshua F.J. Inwood and Anna Livia Brand The Conversation
Recognizing that enslaved men, women and children built many of the cities, rail lines and ports that fuel the American economy is a necessary part of any accounting for the legacy of slavery.
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