In “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century” the authors, Dr. William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen confront injustices head-on and make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery.
Darity and Mullen look to both the past and the present to measure the inequalities borne of slavery. Using innovative methods that link monetary values to historical wrongs, they next assess the literal and figurative costs of justice denied in the 155 years since the end of the Civil War. Darity and Mullen offer a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program, including a substantial payment to each documented U.S. black descendant of slavery.
William A. Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics at Duke University. A. Kirsten Mullen is a writer, folklorist, museum consultant, and lecturer whose work focuses on race, art, history and politics.
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