Essays

Personal Reparations

When reparations discussions began to make big news, I didn’t need to understand what, exactly, was being proposed — money, acknowledgements, land,...
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Personal Reparations 2: Black Wealth, White Saviorism, and H.R. 40

For Part 1 of this story, click here. Last week I caught a red eye to Hilton Head, spent a day recovering,...
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Personal Reparations 3: Heirs Property, “Safe” Words, and ‘Slave Play’

Spoiler alert: This essay details the last scene of “Slave Play.” Part 1 and Part 2 of this story can be found...
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Personal Reparations 4: Representation

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this story can be found by clicking these links. It seemed obvious to me...
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Reparations in the Time of Corona: Why they’re even more relevant now (Personal Reparations 5)

The rate of Black land loss doesn’t decrease during a national disaster. In that respect, our legal team came together just in...
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