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The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy

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How Racism Invented Race in America

A reading list of books on race and racism in America, via Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic.

Slavery made the US wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

Slavery made the US wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic In the spring of 1921, a white mob leveled “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Here, wounded prisoners ride in an Army truck during the martial law imposed by the Oklahoma governor in response to the race riot. (Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis)

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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The Case for Reparations

The Case for Reparations - The AtlanticTwo hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. Ta-Nehisi Coates JUNE 2014

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The Case for Reparations

"A postcard dated August 3, 1920, depicts the aftermath of a lynching in Center, Texas, near the Louisiana border. According to the text on the other side, the victim was a 16-year-old boy." Oh, such a high-old time was had by all that Texas mob of church-going (so-called "Christian") folk, eager to get their smiling faces in the picture. :(

Policemen are lead a group of black school children into jail, following their arrest for protesting against racial discrimination near the city hall of Birmingham, Ala., on May 4, 1963