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The conversation about reparations for slavery started not long after slavery ended. More than 150 years later, reparations for slavery, Jim Crow, and ongoing racial discrimination still do not have broad popular support — but activists are keeping the age-old conversation alive.
Lawyer and activist Nkechi Taifa explains why reparations is a policy issue “whose time has come.”
“The reparations movement finds itself in a unique historic moment at this time that must not be squandered,” said Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Founder and Director, Reparation Education Project, Inc. “The impact of Decolonizing Wealth Project’s #Case4Reparations funds at this critical stage will enable the Reparation Education Project to bring added value to the movement and help optimize outcomes in the long-standing quest for reparatory justice.”
Washington, DC (August 10, 2022) – Today Liberated Capital, Decolonizing Wealth Project’s donor community and funding vehicle focused on providing resources to Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, officially announced Reparation Education Project (REP) as a grantee partner of the 2022 #Case4Reparations cohort, a $2 million fund supporting 20 organizations working to advance reparations in the United States. The grant will help further the REP’s mission of bringing added value to the escalating movement for reparations by engaging in external base-building and amplification strategies while increasing its internal capacities.
A coalition of dozens of human rights organizations and racial justice advocates sent a letter to the White House Wednesday, demanding that President Biden issue an executive order to create a commission to study reparations for slavery.