Point Taken: Should the U.S. Pay Reparations to Black Americans?
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
Because debts come due.
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” wrote William Faulkner, in Requiem for a Nun. Though Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation put an end to legal slavery in the United States, there’s little doubt that slavery’s legacy remains: in school segregation, legal and de facto; in redlining in the postwar era and subprime mortgages in the new millennium; in the correlations between race and wealth.