The Black Reparations Project: A Handbook for Racial Justice (Hardcover)

The Black Reparations Project: A Handbook for Racial Justice By William Darity (Editor), A. Kirsten Mullen (Editor), Lucas Hubbard (Editor) Cover Image
By William Darity (Editor), A. Kirsten Mullen (Editor), Lucas Hubbard (Editor)
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This groundbreaking resource moves us from theory to action with a practical plan for reparations.
 
A surge in interest in black reparations is taking place in America on a scale not seen since the Reconstruction Era. The Black Reparations Project gathers an accomplished interdisciplinary team of scholars—members of the Reparations Planning Committee—who have considered the issues pertinent to making reparations happen. This book will be an essential resource in the national conversation going forward.
 
The first section of The Black Reparations Project crystallizes the rationale for reparations, cataloguing centuries of racial repression, discrimination, violence, mass incarceration, and the immense black-white wealth gap. Drawing on the contributors’ expertise in economics, history, law, public policy, public health, and education, the second section unfurls direct guidance for building and implementing a reparations program, including draft legislation that addresses how the program should be financed and how claimants can be identified and compensated. Rigorous and comprehensive, The Black Reparations Project will motivate, guide, and speed the final leg of the journey for justice.

About the Author


William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and founding director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. With A. Kirsten Mullen, he is author of the award-winning From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century. Most recently, he is one of the editors of The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America.
 
A. Kirsten Mullen is a folklorist and the founder of Artefactual, an arts consulting practice, and Carolina Circuit Writers, a literary consortium that brings expressive writers of color to the Carolinas. Her most recent book is From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century.
 
Lucas Hubbard is an associate in research at the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. His writing has appeared in INDY Week, Duke Magazine, Paste, and Deadspin; he is also one of the editors of The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America.

Praise For…


“A valuable asset for activists and lawmakers seeking to advance the cause of reparations.”
— Publishers Weekly

"A must-read for local, state, and federal politicians; college students studying social justice; and pretty much every American who has ever thought, 'Reparations? That’ll never happen.'"
— INDYWeek

"Well organized and presented in a thought-provoking manner that provides a great case for the progression of reparations."
— Criminal Justice Review

"This edited volume is an in-depth exploration of what it might mean for African Americans to be compensated for the damages of slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration. The book includes ten chapters that discuss reparations policy in great detail. Overall, the book is an important contribution to the centuries long debate over Black reparations in the United States."
— Ethnic and Racial Studies
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520383814
ISBN-10: 0520383818
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 258
Language: English