JULY 22 REPARATIONS: Courageous Conversation

5:30 to 7 pm

Merrill Community Center, Beloit WI


Hello everyone, The Courageous Conversations topic for this month is
reparations.  Here are a couple of articles to start our thinking:


The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for-reparations/361631/ http://nearlygod-driven.blogspot.com/2017/11/a-summary-of-case-for-reparations-by-ta.html


WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Wednesday held the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on reparations, spotlighting the debate over whether the United States should consider compensation for the descendants of slaves in the United States.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-house-panel-debates-idea-of-reparations-for-slavery https://www.cbsnews.com/news/slavery-reparations-hearing-house-committee-lawmakers-debate-bill-today-2019-06-19/


Mitch McConnell’s response: