Reparations and Reparatory Justice: Past, Present, and Future

Sundiata Keita Cha-Jua (Editor), Mary Frances Berry (Editor), V P Franklin (Editor)

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Changes at the global, federal, state, and municipal level are pushing forward the reparations movement for people of African descent. The distinguished editors of this volume have gathered works that chronicle the historical movement for reparations both in the United States and around the world.

Sharing a focus on reparations as an issue of justice, the contributors provide a historical primer of the movement; introduce the philosophical, political, economic, legal and ethical issues surrounding reparations; explain why government, corporations, universities, and other institutions must take steps to rehabilitate, compensate, and commemorate African Americans; call for the restoration of Black people’s human and civil rights and material and psychological well-being; lay out specific ideas about how reparations can and should be paid; and advance cutting-edge interpretations of the complex long-lasting effects that enslavement, police and vigilante actions, economic discrimination, and other behaviors have had on people of African descent.

Groundbreaking and innovative, Reparations and Reparatory Justice offers a multifaceted resource to anyone wishing to explore a defining moral issue of our time.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9780252056642
ISBN (Print)9780252045776, 9780252087875
StatePublished - Apr 9 2024


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