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Is there a role for restorative justice in addressing public education issues in Mississippi?

August 22, 2009

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. 

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.


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