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Louis Brandeis

Reparations Roundtable: The Thirteenth Amendment and a Reparations Program (Guest Post by Ramsin Canon)

In this guest post by Ramsin Canon, legal history is used as a framework with which to determine how the idea of reparations can be reconciled with Anglo-American legal traditions. Canon, a legal expert, writer, and blogger based in Chicago (which was were the bulk of Coates’ on-the-ground reporting about reparations and redlining was done) analyzes with great detail how the Thirteenth Amendment, which brought an end to slavery in the United States, could be used to begin a national, public debate on reparations. Ta-Nehisi Coates in “The Case for Reparations” attempts, (in precis form), to demonstrate how the institution Read more