100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

100 Facts On Reparations For Native Black Americans

23. The U.N. on Reparations

In 2016, a United Nations panel said the U.S. owes reparations to African-Americans. A report by a United Nations-affiliated group called the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said that “compensation is necessary to combat the disadvantages caused by 245 years of legally allowing the sale of people based on the color of their skin,” PBS reported.

The U.N. group pointed out that the U.S. has yet to confront its legacy of “racial terrorism.”

The report suggested reparations in a variety of forms, including educational opportunities, psychological rehabilitation, debt cancellation, and formal apologies.

“Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching,” the report said.

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