Never fully exorcised, the ghost of America’s original sins haunts nearly every aspect of our nation’s soul. Can we put a price tag on the genocide of indigenous tribes? How do we, as a nation, make amends for the enslavement, lynching, Jim Crow laws, redlining, and mass incarceration experienced by African-Americans? Is the forced family separation faced by Central and South American migrants the latest transgression committed by a people who have yet to reconcile with a history of blood and violence? How can we process our past and tell a new narrative of a just America… Can these debts be paid? In this #BHeard Town Hall we ask: is the time for reparations now?
Katherine Franke: Professor at Columbia University, Author of the forthcoming book Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition
Coleman Hughes: Columnist at Quillette; Contributor at The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal & The National Review
Noah Millman: Columnist, The Week
Chief Dwaine Perry: Chief of the Ramapough-Lunaape Nation
Rev. Mark Thompson: Host, Progress
L. Joy Williams: Political Strategist & President, NAACP (Brooklyn Chapter)
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