Corporate Reparations for Slavery


Robert Sedler
* Constitutional Law Professor, Wayne State, Detroit, MI

Ed Fagan
* Lawyer (helped to settle a series of lawsuits on behalf of holocaust survivors who sued corporations who profited from the holocaust)

John Wcwhorter
* Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
* Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute
* Author, Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language (WH Freeman & Co, 2002) and Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America (Harper Perennial, 2001)

Richard Newman
* Director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University
* Wrote the introduction to Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Recently, a civil lawsuit was filed against several companies seeking reparations for profits from slavery. It's a tactic that has proven successful for survivors of the Nazi holocaust. Critics say the situations are not the same. The legal and philosophical arguments for and against corporate reparations for slavery. Join Neal Conan on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.



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