Reparations are possible — they happened for Asian Americans | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2022

I’m sharing my grandmother’s map of a history that I couldn’t see, with the optimism that we can follow it toward a more just future for all.


This is why reparations are always about more than money | Opinion

BY: - July 12, 2021

Past atrocities do not end when the physical violence comes to an end. The violence continues to affect the social, cultural and economic lives of those targeted far into the future.


What Alexander Hamilton’s deep connections to slavery reveal about the need for reparations today | Opinion

BY: - March 16, 2021

(*This op-Ed was updated at 3:21 p.m. on Thursday, 3/18/21 to clarify the nature of compensation sought and received by Loyalists and to ensure James Fayette is noted by his chosen name.) By Nicole S. Maskiell Alexander Hamilton has received a resurgence of interest in recent years on the back of the smash Broadway musical […]


Revisiting reparations: Is it time for the US to pay its debt for the legacy of slavery? | Analysis

BY: - March 7, 2021

By Anne C. Bailey Some 156 years after the end of the Civil War and the official abolition of slavery through the 13th Amendment, the idea of reparations is gaining currency in Washington. On March 1, Cedric Richmond, a senior adviser to President Joe Biden, suggested the White House could “start acting now” on the […]


Colleges confront their links to slavery and wrestle with how to atone for past sins | Opinion

BY: - March 4, 2021

Scholars and economists studying racial economic inequality, such as William A. Darity Jr., point to the need for federal action.

Biden backs reparations study, as House Dems push for commission; Pa. Rep. Rabb says he’ll reintroduce his own bill

BY: - February 18, 2021

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.

Pa. Reps. Dwight Evans, Madeleine Dean are backing U.S. House effort to study slavery reparations

BY: - June 19, 2019

It might not become law, but the proposal is elevating the national discussion about reparations for slavery as Democratic politicians -- including White House hopefuls -- are increasingly willing to support the idea.