Reparations - Part 1 with Dr. Kathy Powers

When a bi-racial student asked Dr. Power why his Jewish grandmother (a Holocaust survivor) received reparations but his black grandmother (a descendant of enslaved people) did not, the professor realized she did not have a satisfactory answer. She has spent the intervening two decades studying reparations cases around the globe to better understand who receives and who doesn't. And why or why not. In Part 1 of a two-part series, we welcome Dr. Kathy Powers to HOC Live. Dr. Powers helps frame the topic of reparations in a global context. With case studies from Haiti to Bosnia, she will help us to understand how reparations have been administered historically and what frameworks may be transferrable to the American case.


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