The Case for Reason About Reparations for Slavery
Last summer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor for The Atlantic Monthly, set a new traffic record for the magazine's website with his whopping 16,000-word, 10-chapter June cover story, "The Case for Reparations." Drawing not from the slavery era, but from the post-Civil War years up to the present, the one-time history major from Howard University wove together several multi-generational stories arousing empathy for the descendants of emancipated slaves. It was well-written and commendably devoid of angry overtones.
It wasn't so much a case for reparations, though, as it was a plea for America to begin a national conversation about reparations. Specifically, Coates wants the U.S....
is Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2024 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo31/up-from-racism