How to Implement Reparations in America
Of all the major progressive proposals in recent years—universal basic income, a jobs guarantee, Medicare-for-All, and so on—reparations is the only one that addresses anti-Black racism head-on. With the majority of Americans now agreeing that anti-Black racism is an issue that needs to be addressed, it’s time for a serious conversation about reparations as one tangible way to root out systemic oppression.
Keynote Speaker: Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Moderator: Danielle Belton, editor-in-chief, The Root
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, chief, race, wealth and community, The National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Keith Young, city councilmember (Asheville, North Carolina)