Origin of Everything

The History of Reparations

Season 3 Episode 24 | 14m 12s

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In 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The Case for Reparations” went viral. Tracing everything from the racial terror of slavery to the rampant housing discrimination of the 20th century, Coates made the case for financial reparations for the descendants of those enslaved in the US. However, this argument extends back further than 2014 and also has significance beyond the Black American community.

Aired: 12/09/20 | Rating: NR

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