Point Taken: Should the U.S. Pay Reparations to Black Americans? NPR Video

point taken2.jpgreThe past is never dead. It’s not even past,” wrote William Faulkner, in Requiem for a Nun. Though Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation put an end to legal slavery in the United States, there’s little doubt that slavery’s legacy remains: in school segregation, legal and de facto; in redlining in the postwar era and subprime mortgages in the new millennium; in the correlations between race and wealth.

Are reparations for slavery the answer? On Point Taken this week, OZY co-founder Carlos Watson and his panelists debated the question. Check out the full episode.

Watch the video here

1 Comment on "Point Taken: Should the U.S. Pay Reparations to Black Americans? NPR Video"

  1. Avatar Pete Clausen | October 6, 2016 at 10:22 PM |

    If y’all think the past is never dead, then go ahead and live in the past? Us whiteys will build our spaceships and leave this planet. We don’t want racists on board…so stay home.

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