I have resources on reparations at NEW & REVISED: THE BEST RESOURCES I’VE USED (OR WILL USE) IN LESSONS ABOUT RACE & RACISM.
However, especially now with the idea being taken more seriously in the public debate, I thought I’d take the materials there – and add more – to create a new “Best” list to add to all my resources on race and racism.
I hope you’ll suggest additions in the comments section:
Here are resources I’ve previously shared:
You may have already heard about, or read, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article in The Atlantic titled “The Case for Reparations.”
It’s an amazing article, and Bill Moyers aired an interview with him about it, which I’ve embedded below:
You might also find The New Republic’s piece, Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations, useful.
How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story, from NPR.
Slavery reparations are workable and affordable is from Vox.
Six times victims have received reparations — including four in the US is from Vox.
Why white folks shouldn’t fear reparations is from The Week.
Are Reparations Due to African-Americans? is from The New York Times.
Here are newer resources:
The Debate over Reparations is a lesson plan from Morningside Center.
The Case for Reparations is by David Brooks.
Reparations: A Conversation Worth Having is from NY Times.
People are again talking about slavery reparations. But it’s a complex and thorny issue is from CNN.
My Latest piece for the NY Times. “When Slaveowners Got Reparations” https://t.co/m1TTgefL60
— Tera Hunter (@TeraWHunter) April 16, 2019
What Reparations for Slavery Might Look Like in 2019 is from The NY Times.
VIDEO & TEXTS ABOUT TODAY’S HOUSE HEARING ON REPARATIONS
We shouldn’t even be putting these two men in the same category and this set up legitimizes the writing of someone who has not done the scholarship. https://t.co/4c35zWHaIs
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) June 20, 2019
Evanston, Ill., Has A Reparations Plan is from NPR.
Native American ‘land taxes’: a step on the roadmap for reparations is from The Guardian.
NEW: Her black ancestors were enslaved at Mount Vernon. Her Japanese American grandparents were imprisoned during WWII. As new momentum builds for reparations, Robyn Syphax’s family grapples with how America should atone for the wrongs of the past.https://t.co/5HXE1b2oPy
— Tracy Jan (@TracyJan) January 24, 2020
I can’t believe I am typing this. You should read A. Kristen Mullen and @SandyDarity on reparations in @TeenVogue.
I’m thankful for scholars who worked for decades on reparations and abolition, creating the conditions of possibility for the present. https://t.co/uvE2lTNiee
— Victor Ray is Sheltering in Place (@victorerikray) June 20, 2020
TODAY’S “MUST-READ” – “WHAT IS OWED” BY NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES
Colonialism Made the Modern World. Let’s Remake It. is from The NY Times.
Six questions about slavery reparations, answered is from CNN.
California to study reparations for Black Americans is from The PBS NewsHour.
Biden backs studying reparations as Congress considers bill is from The Associated Press.
What slavery reparations from the federal government could look like is from NBC News.
Cherokee Nation policies after the Civil War show that reparations work is from The Washington Post.
Australia pledges hundreds of millions in reparations to Indigenous ‘Stolen Generation’ is from NBC News.
‘Because we know it is possible’: Japanese Americans join fight for reparations is from NBC News.
Slave reparations advocates hail historic California report is from The Associated Press.
There’s no freedom without reparations is from Vox.
Juneteenth Is Now a National Holiday. Are Reparations Next? is from TIME.
Former colonies have felt increasingly empowered to demand compensation from European powers. But even the successful efforts look like exceptions so far. https://t.co/SqxAzhynle
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 27, 2022
Pakistan’s Biblical Floods and the Case for Climate Reparations is from The New Yorker.
What can reparations for slavery look like in the United States? One man has ideas is from NPR.
California has undertaken the nation’s most sweeping effort yet to explore some concrete restitution to Black citizens to address the enduring economic effects of slavery and racism.
— Michael Slackman (@meslackman) December 1, 2022
California’s reparations task force aims to ignite a national paradigm shift is from NBC News.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) April 19, 2023
A California panel approved recommendations on Saturday that could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in payments to Black residents to compensate for the economic harm from racism in the state’s history. https://t.co/14yJIPY2Tg pic.twitter.com/HWFPimnMtY
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 7, 2023
The Black Families Seeking Reparations in California’s Gold Country is from The New Yorker.