Ta-Nehisi Coates' take on reparations that appeared in The Atlantic last summer was excellent (http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparat...). It brings the discussion away from just the question of slavery to the ongoing economically disadvantaged position of African-Americans. The article is way too long to use in class, but you could take an excerpt.
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Ta Nehisi Coates, "The Case for Reparations" is I think the place to go: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparat...
"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."
I teach US history. I am looking for good resources on the topic of reparations for discussion in our class. Thank you!
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