Essays

Personal Reparations

Personal Reparations

When reparations discussions began to make big news, I didn’t need to understand what, exactly, was being proposed — money, acknowledgements, land, legislation — in order to know in my bones that they were due. The ways in which wealth was built on the backs of Black...

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Personal Reparations 4: Representation

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 that in a country grappling with what reparations to Black Americans for slavery and Jim Crow and beyond might look like, what they should not look like was a Black...

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