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Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations

Roy Brooks


This book reframes one of the most important, controversial, and misunderstood issues of our time in this far-reaching reassessment of the growing debate on black reparation. It shifts the focus of the issue from the backward-looking question of compensation for victims to a more forward-looking racial reconciliation. Offering a comprehensive discussion of the history of the black redress movement, the book puts forward a powerful new plan for repairing the damaged relationship between the federal government and black Americans in the aftermath of 240 years of slavery and another 100 years of ... More

Keywords: black reparation, compensation, racial reconciliation, slavery, racial segregation, apology, atonement, forgiveness, racial resentment, racial equality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520239418
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520239418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roy Brooks, author