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Virtual Book Event: Black Reparations Project with Sandy Darity, Lucas Hubbard & A. Kirsten Mullen

Front and inside cover of the book "The Black Reparations Project"
Thursday, May 16, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for this virtual conversation about The Black Reparations Project: A Handbook for Racial Justice, edited by Cook Center Founding Director William "Sandy" Darity, Affiliate A. Kirsten Mullen, and Research Associate Lucas Hubbard. This book is the first comprehensive blueprint for Black reparations in America, moving from rationale to action with a groundbreaking and practical plan.

This groundbreaking resource moves us from theory to action with a practical plan for reparations. A surge in interest in black reparations is taking place in America on a scale not seen since the Reconstruction Era. The Black Reparations Project gathers an accomplished interdisciplinary team of scholars-members of the Reparations Planning Committee who have considered the issues pertinent to making reparations happen.

This book will be an essential resource in the national conversation going forward. The first section of The Black Reparations Project crystallizes the rationale for reparations, cataloguing centuries of racial repression, discrimination, violence, mass incarceration, and the immense black-white wealth gap. Drawing on the contributors' expertise in economics, history, law, public policy, public health, and education, the second section unfurls direct guidance for building and implementing a reparations program, including draft legislation that addresses how the program should be financed and how claimants can be identified and compensated. Rigorous and comprehensive, The Black Reparations Project will motivate, guide, and speed the final leg of the journey for justice.

Contact: Lucas Hubbard