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Why Japanese-Americans received reparations and African-Americans are still waiting

In June, the United States House of Representatives held a debate about reparations to African-Americans. One of the questions in this discussion is why Japanese-Americans received reparations for their internment by the U.S. federal government during the Second World War, yet African-Americans have yet to receive reparations for their ancestors’ enslavement or for other crimes committed against them.

American slavery: Separating fact from myth

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.

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Alabama Museum Will Be First to Honor Victims of US Lynchings

ALABAMA,  August 19, 2016 - The Equal Justice Initiative will be opening a national museum in Montgomery, Alabama that will include the first memorial to victims of racist lynchings in the U.S. and will also document the history of African Americans from slavery to modern-day mass incarceration, the group said Tuesday.
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