Left of Black | Making Reparations A Reality with A. Kirsten Mullen and Dr. William “Sandy” Darity

Learn more about Left of Black here: https://fhi.duke.edu/programs/left-black​ Reparations– a long contested topic that has recently gotten a resurgence in our public discourse as our nation grapples with the ongoing legacy of white supremacy and systemic racism. More scholars and activists are making the case for the necessity of reparations, not just for reconciliation from the evils of American slavery and Jim Crow that followed soon after, but to finally have a whole nation by ending the equity gap that specifically plagues the African American community. But what is the legacy behind this argument? Dr. Mark Anthony Neal is joined by @Duke University​ Prof. William “Sandy” Darity and co-author A. Kirsten Mullen as they discuss their newest book, “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century,” published by @UNC-Chapel Hill​ Press. You can get your copy of the book here: https://uncpress.org/book/97814696549…​ Learn more about Prof. Sandy Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, here: https://sanford.duke.edu/people/facul…​ 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. Learn more about her work here: https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/lance…​ Left of Black is a web series featuring interviews with Black Studies scholars created and hosted by James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African and African American Studies Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the @Duke Franklin Humanities Institute​. New SEASON 11 episode every Thursday! #LEFTofBLACK#JohnHopeFranklin#BlackStudies#Season11#BlackScholar@Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy​ Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Additional footage & photography used in this episode were produced by the following: AfricanAmerica.org https://www.africanamerica.org/topic/…​ BlackPast.org https://www.blackpast.org/african-ame…​ Comedy Central, Marobru Inc., Pilot Boy Productions https://youtu.be/FRZN7IzvCVs​ David Heeley by way of the Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University https://archive.org/details/Flo_Kenne…https://bit.ly/3dcM3fr​ Human Rights Watch https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/07/31/w…​ Kino Lorber, Inc. https://youtu.be/h6Xwfv8G_1k​ JSTOR https://daily.jstor.org/how-an-ex-sla…​ National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) https://www.ncobraonline.org/save-dat…​ San Francisco Chronicle https://s.hdnux.com/photos/51/42/31/1…​ Sean Work, Special To The Free Press https://www.freep.com/story/news/poli…​ Gage Skidmore on Wikipedia https://bit.ly/3b7A6oB​ United Nations https://www.un.org/WCAR/durban.pdf