Write Black Americans a Check Already

BY WILLIAM DARITY JR. AND KIRSTEN MULLEN | In These Times

This piece is a response to “Universal Policies, Not Reparations, Are Needed To Counter Racism’s Effects” and “The 2020 Candidates Are Dodging the Reparations Question.”

Universal, race-neutral policies are insufficient to repair the past and ongoing harms of racial injustice. Whether or not reparations are “divisive,” they are the right and necessary thing to do. Indeed, the moral act is frequently divisive. Opposition to slavery was divisive.

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