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Books

 

Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality
Melvin Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro, Routledge, 1997.

Excellent sociology of wealth in the U.S. Makes a cogent, well-evidenced statement in favor of reparations, persuasive even for those who might have misgivings about it.

 

Buried in Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America
Elliot Jaspin, Basic Books, 2007.
Jaspin confronts the question of how to secure justice for the families that were driven from their land in the early 20th cen- tury, talking seriously of reparations for the victims’ descendants.

 

The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

Randall Robinson, Plume, 2001.

Robinson draws on history to reclaim the past and to lay the claim for reparations for African Americans, asserting that white Americans can make reparations for slavery and the century of racial discrimination that followed with monetary restitution, educational programs, and the kinds of equal op- portunities that will ensure the social and economic success of all its citizens.

 

Should America Pay? Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations
Ray A. Winbush, ed., Amistad, 2003.
Gathers together the seminal essays and key participants in the debate.

 

Websites

 

All for Reparations and Emancipation (AFRE)   AFRE works toward the goal of recognition and reparations for descendants of enslaved Afrikans

 

Caucasians United for Reparations and Emancipation (CURE) CURE supports and advocates for the movement for full and complete reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans in the U.S. and throughout the Diaspora.

 

Human Rights Watch advocates reparations as part of the remedy for any serious human rights abuse.

 

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America  (NCOBRA)  NCOBRA is a mass-based coalition organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.

 

Reparations for Enslavement and the Blackside of Things Dr. Ray Winbush is a professor at Morgan State University in Baltimore.  On his blog, he shares his “personal experiences and thoughts as a scholar-activist in the reparations movement . . . [and] provides an analysis of news events in a world drunk with white supremacy.”

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