Who Owes Whom? AIDS and Reparations
Booker, Salih, The Christian Science Monitor
On June 19, 1865, Texas announced the emancipation of all slaves in the state, two years after the rest of the country. The Juneteenth anniversary is observed by events across the US to mark the supposed end of slavery. But has slavery really ended if its consequences still persist - and if there are no reparations?
The movement for reparations in the US has gained legal ground and political and social momentum in recent years. Several legal cases have been filed against private corporations that benefited from the institution of slavery. Suits soon to be filed will target the culpability of the government for sanctioning this crime against humanity. The discourse about …
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Publication information: Article title: Who Owes Whom? AIDS and Reparations. Contributors: Booker, Salih - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: June 19, 2003. Page number: 11. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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