U.N. Working Group Says U.S. Should Consider Reparations for Slavery

February 02, 2016
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A United Nations working group says the United States should consider reparations to African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved as part of trans-Atlantic slave trade. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released its recommendations after spending a week meeting with African Americans across the United States, including in Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, D.C. and Jackson, Mississippi. The fact-finding mission’s chair, Mireille Fanon-Mendès France, said, "The legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent."

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