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The Case for Reparations
"The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
In this article, award-winning essayist, novelist and graphic novelist Coates argues for reparations for all African Americans, as a means of acknowledging the contributions of enslaved peoples to the United States, and as a step in healing systemic racism.
Reparations for Slavery, article
An in-depth article from CQ Researcher, that examines the history of slavery and enslaved people in the US, the history of reparations to other groups in the United States including Japanese Americans interned during WWII, Native Americans and Native Hawaiians, and the arguments pro and con for cash reparations to African Americans today.
Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 1791, Benjamin Banneker
"A More Perfect Union" speech, Barack Obama, 2008
Listen to the audio recording of "A More Perfect Union" by Barack Obama.
Read the transcript of Obama's speech.
The Question of Black Identity: episode from the "Historically Black" podcast
Medical Inequalities Between White Americans and POC Americans
A History of US Immigration Laws
The United States has enacted immigration laws since 1790. Learn about the inherent racism contained in many of these immigration laws passed over the past 230 years, by restricting the entrance of immigrants from specific countries, races, ethnic groups, and religions.
Racially-motivated Violence in the United States: Race Riots Timeline
Racial Violence in the United States Since 1660: Timeline
"Regrettably racial violence has been a distinct part of American history since 1660. While that violence has impacted almost every ethnic and racial group in the United States, it has had a particularly horrific effect on African American life."