#30DayEducationChallenge: Day 29 Where do we go from here? Part I

Sunday, July 19, 2020

For the last two days of the challenge, we're going to focus on where to go from here. This has been a long 30 days with an overwhelming amount of information, and now that we have the information we have a responsibility to do better. Today we are going to talk about reparations via an interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones who you may remember from the 1619 podcast. Reparations are defined as "the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged" and have been on the policy radar for years. I have to admit that, prior to my re-education, I used to roll my eyes at the idea of reparations - why should we pay people who weren't even around during slavery? My perspective has changed completely since better understanding our past with race, and I look forward to hearing thoughts on this concept.

🎧 A Call For Reparations: How America Might Narrow The Racial Wealth Gap via Fresh Air

Reflection Questions (join the conversation on Instagram, discuss with your group, journal):

  1. What is something new you learned?
  2. What is something that surprised you?
  3. Has your opinion about reparations changed over time? If so, why? 
  4. How could reparations help? How could they harm?

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