Reparations for Slavery Aren’t Enough. Official Racism Lasted Much Longer.

Racial inequality flows as much from policies that came after abolition

Washington Post
Jun 21 · 7 min read
The restraints — like these used in the slave trade — simply took a different form after emancipation. Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

By Sheryll Cashin

Do the descendants of slaves deserve reparations? For the first time in a century and a half, there is a legitimate political debate on this question. Many of the top Democratic…

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