The concept of restorative justice has been applied in various circumstances and in different forums nationally and internationally. With regard to the African American population of the United States the injury to be redressed arises out of, but does not end with, the institution of slavery. 

The premise of restorative justice is that societal equilibrium cannot be restored unless the community comes to terms with the injustice and commits to efforts at remediation. 

  • How does the concept of restorative justice apply to the disparity in educational opportunity in Mississippi? 
  • Is public education an appropriate issue for restorative justice? 
  • What form might restorative justice take in addressing Mississippi’s educational needs?
This is a course offered this year at the University of Mississippi by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. Available to upper level Education and Law students, it will be taught by Rita Bender and Bill Bender.