Reparations: Pro & Con (Hardcover)
Today, the debate over reparations--whether African-Americans should be compensated for decades of racial subjugation--stands as the most racially divisive issue in American politics. In this short, definitive work, Alfred L. Brophy, an expert on racial violence, regards the debate over
reparations from the 1700s to the present, examining the arguments on both sides of the current debate. Taking us inside litigation and legislatures past and present, examining failed and successful lawsuits, and reparations actions by legislatures, newspapers, schools, and businesses, including
apologies and truth commissions, this book offers a valuable historical and legal perspective for reparations advocates and critics alike.
About the Author
Alfred L. Brophy is Reef C. Ivey II Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Riot of 1921: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation and Book Reviews Editor of Law and History Review. He contributed to the report to the Tulsa RaceRiot Commission, a body created by the Oklahoma Legislature to investigate the riot and make recommendations for reparations. Brophy has appeared on CNN's News Night with Aaron Brown, NBC Nightly News, NPR's Fresh Air, the Tavis Smiley Show, and Talk of the Nation, and has been quoted in suchnewspapers as the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Washington Post.