The United States government has a long history of providing compensation to Americans who have experienced harm. Why then are reparations to Black Americans for slavery-related and racial harms considered so controversial? In a groundbreaking study, Professors Cornell William Brooks and Linda J. Bilmes present how government-provided reparations are the norm, and argue that the U.S government has both a fiscal and moral responsibility to compensate Black Americans for centuries of interlocking injustices.
- Linda J. Bilmes, Harvard Kennedy University
- Cornell William Brooks, Harvard Kennedy School
- Deborah D. Douglas, The Emancipator at Boston University (moderator)
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