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Making the Invisible Visible: Historical Perspective

Brooks Hunter, Mary Jo
June 4, 2015

Source: (1997) Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice. 1:89.

In this paper Mary Jo Brooks Hunter responds to two panel presentations on “Making the invisible visible: Historical Perspectives.â€? One presentation dealt with the historical impact of federal policies on Native Americans and contemporary tensions between Indian and non-Indian peoples. The second presentation dealt with the ways in which racial groups redress historical wrongs by one group against another group, the example being the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Hunter seeks in this article to review and compare these seemingly disjoined presentations – one on Native Americans and the other on South African blacks. She does this by discussing how both treat issues of interracial injustice and healing, yet she also goes beyond the presentations to highlight issues pertaining to the relationship between cultural framework and the restorative justice model.


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