Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations


"Roy Brooks' atonement model makes a singularly important contribution to the reparations debate. He argues that racial reconciliation in the United States can be achieved through reparations for American slavery and Jim Crow segregation, if such reparations are conceptualized in terms of atonement."--Melissa Nobles, MIT, author of "Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics

"In my "Case for Black Reparations, published in 1973, I called for a national debate on this painful subject. Professor Brooks has responded magnificently to this appeal, with a comprehensive and painstakingly thoughtful analysis of all aspects of this area. His book, in my opinion, will certainly become the standard examination of the issue. I recommend it with unqualified enthusiasm."--Boris I. Bittker, Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale University

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2004


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