Curious about Reparations?

A group of SJM members has been meeting to plan a program on reparations. We are educating ourselves on the topic. Here’s what we have been reading and discussing:

The Case for Reparations, by Ta-Nahesi Coates, The Atlantic, June 2014

 The 1619 Project, The New York Times Magazine, August 18, 2019

 America’s original sin and its vestiges belong to its states - including N.J., by Ryan Haygood, The (Newark) Star-Ledger, Updated Aug 22, 2019; Posted Aug 18, 2019

H.R. 40

 My Reparations Bill, by John Conyers

 No Easy Answers, by Adeel Hassan, The New York Times, June 21, 2019

 Reparations. The Movement for Black Lives

  Black People’s Land was Stolen, By Andrew W. Kahrl, The New York Times, June 20, 2019

 What you need to know about reparations after the first congressional hearing convened on the topic in more than a decade, by Valerie Russ, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Updated: June 19, 2019


Podcasts and Audio

 American History Tellers, Season 13, Episode 5, Tulsa Race Massacre – Legacy and Lessons

 1619, Spoken episodes from The New York Times Magazine, referenced above, are added regularly

 Can Reparation Help Right the Wrongs of Slavery?, by Paul Solman,

PBS News Hour, August 1, 2019