The Case for Reparations
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole. By Ta-Nehisi Coates
This is a seminal piece of writing by one of the most refreshing and bright young black thinker/writer around today. This is certainly a must read for all peoples of conscience (notice I did not say only black folks). It will or should cause us all to think about the vicious damage that the hateful scourge of racism, in its myriad forms, has caused and continue to cause in the black experience in America. The conversation must be started, this certainly is an opening.