From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

From Here to Equality

By William A. Darity.¬†Confronts racial injustice head-on and makes the case for economic reparations for U.S. descendants of slavery. The book opens with an assessment of the intergenerational effects of white supremacy on black economic well-being, and looks to both the past and the present to measure the inequalities borne of slavery. Using innovative methods that link monetary values to historical wrongs, it assesses the literal and figurative costs of justice denied in the years since the end of the Civil War. Offers a detailed roadmap for an effective reparations program, including a substantial payment to each documented U.S. black descendant of slavery. Taken individually, any one of the three eras of injustice outlined –slavery, the Jim Crow era, and modern-day discrimination–makes a powerful case for black reparations. Read more.