By Ann Brown
Economist and author William “Sandy” Darity has long fought for reparations. He has written about it, debated it, and spoken on the hot button issue.
Reparations has become an election topic, as more and more politicians have been discussing the possibility of reparations for Native Black Americans. In fact, just this week in a historic move, Asheville, North Carolina, has approved reparations for its Black residents.
Darity has been striving for the entire country to pass reparations. Now, the professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University has recorded a TED Talk.
Here are five takeaways from his Ted Talk.
Darity is the fourth generation removed from slavery. “My grandmother was a daughter of a woman who was the child of persons enslaved on Rose Hill Plantation in North Carolina,” he revealed.
Not just about slavery
Reparations are not exclusively centered around the harms and injustices of slavery, according to Darity, but also the harms inflicted due to ongoing white supremacy. “People Click here to read entire article