Making the Case for Slavery Reparations

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Reparations for slavery are an essential component of making the U.S. more equitable, says Maureen Fadem, basing her arguments on Toni Morrison’s classic novel, Beloved.

Maureen Fadem. (CUNY)

Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem, a professor of English at Kingsborough Community College of the City University of New York (CUNY), describes herself as a scholar-activist whose work centers around colonialism, empire, race, racism and the residual impact of slavery. Her third book, Objects and Intertexts in Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’, [Routledge, 2021] is meant to provoke a reckoning with the ways enslavement has tainted race relations in the U.S. and calls for reparations to repair the emotional, social and political damage it has caused.

On the domestic front, Fadem sees reparations for slavery as an essential component of making the U.S. more equitable. Her argument…

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