Should America Pay Slavery Reparations?

How should America the issues slavery reparations?

More than half a dozen activists and intellectuals testified before the House Judiciary Committee about HR-40.  The bill is designed to create a commission to discuss reparations for the descendants of slaves.  The critical questions include should america pay reparations for it’s original sin of slavery?  If so, how?  We examine the historic hearing and issue.


Dr. Clarence Lusane, Chair, Howard University Department of Political Science

Marion Cohen, 18th and 19th Century Historian