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Repair & Reparations

The debate on Reparations to African Americans is the focus of this guide. This guide provides key resources on Repair and Reparation for African Americans including books, treatises, historical newspapers, civil rights resources, legal journals, legislative databases, and other online resources.

What is the debate on reparations? One current study, released on February 9, 2021, of harmful effects caused by structural inequalities between blacks and whites, Reparations for Black American descendants of persons enslaved in the U.S. and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission reports that "due to structural inequities between whites and blacks, [and] suggests that if reparations had been made before the COVID-19 pandemic, the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the state’s overall population could have been reduced by anywhere from 31 percent to 68 percent...

...Lancet reparations commissioner Kirsten Mullen, who was a member of the concept development team for the National Museum of African American History and Culture and study on Reparations and co-author William Darity, who recently published a book on reparations and have written in the press about the case for using reparation payments to fight COVID-19, defined reparations as a program of acknowledgment, redress, and closure for a grievous injustice."


From Here to Equality is available in the UW Catalog, see under the tab: Books and Treatise