By Deborah Barfield Berry, USA Today

December 18, 2019

Excerpt: But William Darity, a professor at Duke University, argues the federal government, which “maintained the legal framework for apartheid in America’’ should pay black descendants of American slavery and eliminate the racial wealth gap.

Some countries have apologized for their part in slavery while others have created commissions to study what role they played.

“If you want to say sorry for something, you must know what you have done,’’ said Domenica Ghidei Biidu, a member of the Council of Europe’s European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.

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