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Multicultural Democracy and The Place of Reparations
February 28, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In Celebration of Black History Month
Monday, Feb. 28, 2022 | 6:30p – 7:30p
Zoom Link | https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86337975575
Join us for this event: Professor Charles Henry as he speaks on Multicultural Democracy and The Place of Reparations
Dr. Henry, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago. Henry has published nine books and over eighty articles on race and politics, public policy, and human rights. He has previously taught at Denison and Howard Universities.
*After the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, as the nation grappled with how to right a long history of wrongs, California took a momentous step in the name of racial equity. In September 2020, the state created a task force to study and recommend reparations for Black Californians, particularly those descended from slaves. The effort is the only one in the nation of this scale.
If you’re wondering, yes, California joined the union as a free state and never officially sanctioned slavery. But voters here supported pro-slavery politics for decades and, through a variety of discriminatory housing, voting, and criminal justice policies, hampered the ability of Black Americans to accumulate wealth and get ahead, experts say.
*excerpt: The New York Times | December 2021
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