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'The Debt': The Economic Case for Reparations and the Cost of Anti-Black Racism

This panel continues our year-long discussion of reparations by shifting the focus to why and how reparations should and can be paid to the descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States. Panelists will discuss topics including the racial wealth gap and racial disparities in education and economic outcomes, among other issues. The urgency of this discussion of reparations is reinforced by the advocacy of Black Lives Matter, other racial justice organizations, and the global movement for racial and economic justice.


A. Kirsten Mullen-Folklorist, Museum Consultant(ARTEFACTUAL)

Dedrick Asante-Muhammad -Chief of Race, Wealth, And Community (National Community Reinvestment Coalition)

Jhacova Williams -Associate Economist (RAND Corporation)

Andre M. Perry -Senior Fellow (Brookings Institution)

Moderator: Dawn M. Dow, J.D., Ph.D.-Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Co-sponsors: BSOS Anti-Black Racism Initiative - Baha’i Chair for World Peace - Center for Literary and Comparative Studies - Critical Race Initiative - Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice & Ethics


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