The Moguldom Nation

By Ann Brown

June 9, 2020

Two of the most noted reparations activists, William “Sandy” Darity Jr. and Andrea Kirsten Mullen, have released a new report, Resurrecting the Promise of 40 Acres: The Imperative of Reparations for Black Americans.

In it, they argue why the time is now for reparations. “Resurrecting the Promise of 40 Acres” was published by the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank, student network and nonprofit partner to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.

Darity Jr. is a professor of economics, public policy, and African and African American studies at Duke University and a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Mullen is a writer, folklorist, museum consultant, and lecturer whose work focuses on race, art, history, and politics. They co-wrote the book, “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century.” Darity has also written, “Persistent Disparity: Race and Economic Inequality in the United States since 1945” and “The Black Underclass: Critical Essays on Race and Unwantedness,” among others.

Here are 10 takeaways from “Resurrecting The Promise Of 40 Acres: The Imperative Of Reparations.”

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