This article on the Harvard Law Today website reports on a recent talk by Sir Hilary Beckles on 'Reparatory Justice for Black Global Enslavement' at Harvard Law School. The call for reparations is directly related to the Black Lives Matter movement. During 17th and 18th centuries, slaves had monetary value to their owners. “Nothing mattered more than black lives because their economies were built upon black lives”. But with emancipation their usefulness in creating wealth suddenly evaporated and black lives were no longer important. The article includes a link to a video of Sir Hilary's talk and the Q&A.
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