From Here to Equality: Exploring the Case for Reparations

Tue, May 16, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 PM EDT

Every year for 28 years, a member of the U.S. Congress from Michigan, Representative John Conyers Jr., proposed creating the “Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act” and every year that proposal failed. Why should the U.S. pay reparations to the descendents of enslaved Blacks? In From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century, writers William A. Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen “offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program.” First published in hardback in 2020 (to be released in paperback on October 11 of this year), “this compelling and sharply argued book addresses economic injustices head-on and makes the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery.” Please come to this interactive two-hour session to discuss your reactions to this book, currently considered the “bible” of reparations. (Participants are expected to read the book in advance of the class.)



Jade Barker

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