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Restorative Justice, Slavery and the American Soul, A Policy-Oriented Approach to the Question of Slavery Reparations by the United States.

Blevins, Michael F.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Working Paper 855. Berkley Electronic Press.

This LL.M. Intercultural Human Rights thesis (May, 2005), awarded the
best student paper prize for 2005 by the Institute of Policy Sciences at Yale
University (in October, 2005), after analysing past and curent issues regarding
the culture wars controversy of “reparations”, proposes a specific process
for establishing Truth and Reconciliation regarding the legacy of slavery in the
United States. The proposal recommends commissions in each Federal judicial
district under the supervision of a U.S. Slavery Justice and Reconciliation Commission
(USSJRC), calling for ”America’s 21st Century Contract with Africa
and African-Americans”. (author’s abstract)


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