The Case for Reparations – from The Atlantic – June 2014 issue

If you, like me, are interested in finding ways to address the legacy of racism in the United States, I recommend you read this lengthy but thoughtful article, from The Atlantic and written by American author and journalist, Ta-Nehisi Coates.

A sample excerpt:

Here we find the roots of American wealth and democracy—in the for-profit destruction of the most important asset available to any people, the family. The destruction was not incidental to America’s rise; it facilitated that rise. By erecting a slave society, America created the economic foundation for its great experiment in democracy.”

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