Source: (2007) In Max du Plessis and Stephen Pete, ed., Repairing the Past? International Perspectives on Reparations for Gross Human Rights Abuses. Oxford, UK: Intersentia. Pp. 315-358.

"As will be shown in this chapter, nascent efforts by the descendants of enslaved African Americans to secure legal victories can only be viewed as one component of a comprehensive, long-term strategy to obtain redress. The legal strategy must coincide with other efforts. Judges, scholars and the public need to be educated as to the historical and economic basis of slavery and its long-term legacy, racism. Early legal defeats must be anticipated." (abstract)