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What would reparations look like for different communities?

Apr 30, 2019



On this edition of Your Call, hear our conversation about redress, reparations, and restorative justice.

Japanese Americans won redress and an apology for the forced exclusion and imprisonment of thousands of people during World War II. As part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance, activist Susan Hayase, restorative justice leader Fania Davis, and changemaker Patricia St. Onge discuss what reparations would look like for people whose rights have been violated by the US government.


Susan Hayase, former local leader of the San Jose area movement to win redress for the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans

Fania Davis, social justice activist, Civil Rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, and scholar

Patricia St. Onge, activist and change-maker supporting progressive social justice movements, and adjunct faculty member at Mills College

Web Resources:

The Atlantic: The First Reparations Attempt at an American College Comes From Its Students

The Washington Post: Why Native Americans Don’t Want Reparations

The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations

NPR: Model Minority' Myth Again Used As A Racial Wedge Between Asians And Blacks

Indian Law Resource Center: A sorry saga: Obama signs Native American apology resolution; fails to draw attention to it