What Celebrating Juneteenth Means to Me, as a Black Texan

That June 19 in 1865, the day we now celebrate as a nation, was the day that Black Texans officially received some of the stalest news in American history.

#black-people, #emancipation-proclamation-1863, #galveston-tex, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #juneteenth, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #texas, #united-states

France’s Ransom

The Times reveals how Haiti became the poorest country in the Americas.

#colonization, #france, #haiti, #internal-storyline-no, #reparations

Aristide Demanded French Pay Reparations to Haiti. He Ended Up in Exile.

A firebrand Haitian president tried to hold France to account for its years of exploitation. He soon found himself ousted from power.

#aristide-jean-bertrand, #colonization, #france, #haiti, #reparations, #slavery-historical

How Much Haiti’s Freedom Cost: Takeaways From a Times Series

How did the modern world’s most successful slave revolt give birth to a desperately poor nation? Here is a summary of what a team of New York Times correspondents found out.

#aristide-jean-bertrand, #bonaparte-napoleon, #charles-x-king-of-france, #citigroup-inc, #colonization, #corruption-institutional, #credit-and-debt, #duvalier-francois, #france, #haiti, #piketty-thomas, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

A Long Way Home for ‘Looted’ Art Is Getting Shorter

Curators at major museums are increasingly grappling with a thorny topic: restitution.

#art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #denver-art-museum, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #museum-of-fine-arts-boston, #museum-of-fine-arts-houston, #museums, #reparations, #tinterow-gary

Harvard Creates Fund to Redress Its Ties to Slavery

The university is committing $100 million, joining other universities that are grappling with their complicity in the institution of slavery.

#bacow-lawrence-s, #black-people, #harvard-university, #reparations, #simmons-ruth-j, #slavery-historical, #united-states

Pope Meets Canadian Groups Seeking Apology for Indigenous Schools

Francis met for the first time with groups of survivors of Canada’s abusive Indigenous schools who are seeking his apology over the church’s role in running the schools.

#apologies, #canada, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #francis, #indigenous-people, #priests, #religion-and-belief, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

Descendants Trace Histories Linked by Slavery

Some American descendants of enslaved people and others whose ancestors profited are using online portals to collaborate and reckon with their shared family pasts.

#archives-and-records, #computers-and-the-internet, #families-and-family-life, #genealogy, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #state-university-of-new-york-at-binghamton, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #united-states

Canada and Indigenous People Settle Over Drinking Water

A court-approved settlement will compensate Indigenous people for the decades that many have lived with dirty water, and will also fund the clean up.

#canada, #compensation-for-damages-law, #indigenous-people, #reparations, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trudeau-justin, #water, #water-pollution

French Catholic Church Will Sell Assets to Compensate Abuse Victims

The measure was one of several measures announced by French bishops, one month after a landmark report on sexual abuse by clergy members in France.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #france, #priests, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

Video Showed Child in Area Minutes Before Kabul Drone Strike

An investigation of the airstrike, which mistakenly killed 10 civilians, including seven children, did not recommend any disciplinary action.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #ahmadi-zemari-d-2021, #civilian-casualties, #drones-pilotless-planes, #islamic-state-khorasan, #kabul-afghanistan, #kabul-international-airport, #reparations, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

Torn From Parents in the Belgian Congo, Women Seek Reparations

Belgium has apologized for the kidnapping and deportation of thousands of mixed-race children under its colonial rule. Survivors say that reparations should be the next step.

#apologies, #belgium, #children-and-childhood, #colonization, #congo-democratic-republic-of-congo-kinshasa, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations

Germany Sets Aside an Additional $767 Million for Holocaust Survivors, Officials Say

Many of those now eligible for reparations are Russian Jews who survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad. They will receive annual pensions of about $5,200, or 4,500 euros.

#compensation-for-damages-law, #conference-on-jewish-material-claims-against-germany, #eastern-europe, #eizenstat-stuart-e, #france, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #reparations, #romania, #russia, #st-petersburg-russia, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

How Reparations for Black Americans Are Becoming a Local Issue

While legislation in Washington remains stalled, state and local governments are breathing new life into the reparations movement.

#black-people, #detroit-mich, #discrimination, #evanston-ill, #garcetti-eric-m, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations

Her Family Owned Slaves. How Can She Make Amends?

Stacie Marshall, who inherited a Georgia farm, is trying on a small scale to address a generations-old wrong that still bedevils the nation.

#agriculture-and-farming, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #georgia, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical

This Seminary Built on Slavery and Jim Crow Has Begun Paying Reparations

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #endowments, #labor-and-jobs, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #virginia-theological-seminary

Reconstructing the Neighborhood Burned in the Tulsa Massacre

Using maps, newspaper clippings, testimonies and more, a team of graphics editors created an interactive 3-D portrait of the community that was burned down in 1921.

#ancestry-com, #archives-and-records, #black-people, #buildings-structures, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921

Anniversary Event for Tulsa Race Massacre Unraveled Over Reparations

A centennial commission that raised $30 million for a history exhibit center said the government should be responsible for repaying survivors and their descendants.

#black-people, #fletcher-viola-ford, #randle-lessie-benningfield, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #van-ellis-hughes

100 Years After the Tulsa Massacre, What Does Justice Look Like?

In 1921, a white mob attacked the Greenwood district of Tulsa, killing hundreds of Black people and destroying the neighborhood. Justice has never been served. Can it still be today?

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crutcher-terence-1976-2016, #crutcher-tiffany, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #tulsa-okla, #tulsa-race-riot-1921, #whites

Korean Court Rejects Suit Against Japan Over Sexual Slavery

The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.

#decisions-and-verdicts, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #japan, #prostitution, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #south-korea, #women-and-girls, #world-war-ii-1939-45

California Beach Seized in 1924 From a Black Family Could Be Returned

Nearly a century ago, the city of Manhattan Beach shuttered a resort that belonged to Willa and Charles Bruce. Though the county is trying to give the land back, the city has declined to apologize.

#apologies, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bruce-charles, #bruce-willa, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #city-councils, #discrimination, #law-and-legislation, #los-angeles-county-calif, #reparations

House Panel Poised to Advance Bill to Study Reparations in Historic Vote

The legislation, which would create a panel to consider reparations for slavery, is being considered as President Biden works to address racial inequity.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #discrimination, #house-committee-on-the-judiciary, #house-of-representatives, #jackson-lee-sheila, #law-and-legislation, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical, #united-states-politics-and-government

N.Y.C. Creates Racial Justice Commission to Address Inequality

A new racial justice commission will make policy recommendations that could include baby bonds, a jobs guarantee or reparations for Black residents.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #charter-revision-commission, #city-charters, #de-blasio-bill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #referendums, #reparations

Chicago Suburb Shapes Reparations for Black Residents: ‘It Is the Start’

Officials in Evanston, Ill., were weighing how to distribute $10 million in reparations to those who suffered housing discrimination.

#black-people, #city-councils, #discrimination, #evanston-ill, #law-and-legislation, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #reparations, #slavery-historical

Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales

The move by Jesuit priests is the largest such effort by the Roman Catholic Church and comes amid growing calls for reparations across the United States.

#black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #georgetown-university, #reparations, #roman-catholic-church, #slavery-historical, #united-states

His Ancestors Were German Kings. He Wants Their Treasures Back.

A public dispute over thousands of artworks and artifacts could hinge on whether a crown prince supported the Nazis during their rise to power.

#art, #berlin-germany, #brandenburg-germany, #germany, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #prinz-von-preussen-georg-friedrich, #reparations, #royal-families, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #wilhelm-ii-emperor-of-germany

How to Get Someone to Apologize

Advice from therapists, religious leaders and people who suffered terrible wrongs on ways to find repentance and resolution.

#apologies, #content-type-service, #reparations

The Post-Trump Future of Literature

What will writers do when the outrage is over? Will they go back to writing about flowers and moons?

#ackerman-elliot, #baldwin-james-1924-87, #books-and-literature, #liberalism-us-politics, #poetry-and-poets, #race-and-ethnicity, #rankine-claudia, #reparations

U.K. Conservation Society Details Links to Colonialism and Slavery

The National Trust said a third of the properties it manages had direct links to colonialism or slavery. Some have a “hugely uncomfortable” history, it said.

#churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #colonization, #great-britain, #national-trust-group-england, #reparations, #slavery-historical

‘The Time Has Come.’ Barbados Casts Off the Queen as Head of State, and Others May Follow

The Black Lives Matter movement has revived a simmering debate about the legacy of colonialism, potentially inspiring change in other Caribbean countries.

#barbados, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caribbean-area, #elizabeth-ii-queen-of-great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #jamaica-west-indies, #london-england, #reparations, #royal-families, #slavery-historical

The Reconciliation Must Be Televised

What is the next step as America confronts its racism? A broadcast spectacle, our critic writes, that could look like court, a telethon, therapy, an Oprah show — and more.

#apartheid-policy, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #coates-ta-nehisi, #conyers-john-jr, #desmond-matthew-s-1980, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #kerner-otto-jr, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #roots-tv-program, #television, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-south-africa, #winfrey-oprah

Colonialism Made the Modern World. Let’s Remake It.

This is what real “decolonization” should look like.

#africa, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #belgium, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #colonization, #england, #politics-and-government, #reparations, #slavery-historical

North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

The measure passed by the City Council of Asheville, N.C., would provide funding to promote homeownership and business opportunities, but stopped short of stipulating direct payments.

#american-descendants-of-slavery, #asheville-nc, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #civil-war-us-1861-65, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #north-carolina, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations, #slavery-historical

U.K. Grapples With Its Role in Atlantic Slave Trade

Two prominent firms, Lloyd’s of London and Greene King, have acknowledged their ties to the slave trade and pledged to make amends.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #bristol-england, #caribbean-area, #churchill-winston-leonard-spencer, #colston-edward-1636-1721, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #greene-king-plc, #johnson-boris, #liverpool-england, #lloyds-of-london, #oxford-university, #reparations, #slavery-historical

How to Do Reparations Right

It’s time to tackle racial disparities.

#black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #race-and-ethnicity, #reparations

Fund for Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers Gets Attorney General’s Approval

The Virgin Islands attorney general said Mr. Epstein’s estate had agreed to what she considered sufficient protections for victims’ rights.

#epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #feinberg-kenneth-r, #george-denise-n, #human-trafficking, #reparations, #sex-crimes

Get the Kids Back to School. Please!

A parent wonders what happens if schools don’t reopen in the fall. Also: A 9/11-type compensation fund for medical workers; Christian health care sharing ministries.

#aliera-companies-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #parenting, #reparations, #trinity-healthshare-inc