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Ta-Nehisi Coates makes the case for reparations

This is a long form article.

It is as though we have run up a credit-card bill and, having pledged to charge no more, remain befuddled that the balance does not disappear. The effects of that balance, interest accruing daily, are all around us.

But if you read that and want more, here's his blog post showing his evolution of thinking on the subject.

Update:In terms of the mechanics of reparations, Coates' article only suggests that Congress approve John Conyer's bill setting up a study. But Matthew Yglesias has a more specific proposal.

By fnord12 | May 22, 2014, 3:44 PM | Liberal Outrage