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True Reparations, W. Burlette Carter Jan 2000

True Reparations, W. Burlette Carter

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Part of a George Washington University symposium on race and law, this article is a response to Professor Anthony Cook’s symposium contribution on reparations. According to this writer, Professor Cook argues that only public atonement supported by economic restitution will provide reconciliation between whites and blacks. The article interprets the three steps Professor Cook puts forth to heal the wounds between blacks and whites as confession, restoration and reconciliation. While the article does not dismiss the idea of reparations, and even offers legal support for it from the fields of Torts and Trusts and Estates, it argues that reparations-seeking ...