Reparations ‘essential’ to addressing systemic racial injustice, speakers say

The legacy of the institution of slavery—and of racial injustice that continues to this day—amounts to more than just violence, said author Ta-Nehisi Coates during a daylong conference hosted by CRRJ and the Africana Studies Program on Nov. 17. Lurking behind systems from enslavement to segregation, from redlining to police violence, is a “brutal logic” from which the “lives and families of African Americans are subject to the acquisition by people to enrich themselves.”


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