Reparations

Among elite U.S. universities, Harvard, Yale, Brown, and Georgetown have all admitted in recent years that at one time they benefited financially from the slave trade. But two Protestant seminaries have now gone a step further, saying that in recognition of their own connections to racism they have a Christian duty to pay reparations.

What kind of reparations could begin to make amends for slavery?

In Alexandria, a new $2 million effort is underway.

University of Virginia

The German government has compensated holocaust victims and their descendants. 

The U.S. has made reparations to Japanese Americans interned during the Second World War, and some have been talking about compensating the ancestors of enslaved Africans since the Civil War, when General Sherman proposed providing black families with 40 acres and a mule.  Now, experts are asking, “Is it time to forget about reparations?”