Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Date: Feb 9,
Title: From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-first Century
Description: In From Here to Equality, William Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen make the most comprehensive case to date for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery. After opening the book with a stark assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic wellbeing, 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. Finally, 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.