Reconciliation and reparations

Metaphilosophy 41 (4):546-562 (2010)

Howard McGary
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Abstract: This article provides an account of the meaning of reparations and presents a brief explanation as to why African Americans believe they are entitled to reparations from the United States government. It then goes on to explain why reparations are necessary to address the distrust that is thought to exist between many African Americans and their government. Finally, it rejects the belief that reparations require reconciliation.
Keywords self‐respect  forgiveness  reparations  moral repair  African Americans  reconciliation
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2010.01659.x
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