How to Deliver Reparations for Slavery and Colonialism

How to Deliver Reparations for Slavery and Colonialism
A statue of 19th-century Belgian soldier and explorer Emile Storms was covered in red paint during protests against colonialism and racism, in Brussels, Belgium, June 22, 2020 (photo by Jonathan Raa for NurPhoto via AP).

In recent years, formerly colonized countries have been advancing a confident and militant movement for reparatory justice, and it has seen results. But the breakthroughs made have been met with a stubborn resistance by the countries responsible for colonization and slavery to avoid framing the issue as reparations.

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