From Here to
Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First
author William A.
Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and
Economics and the director of the DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke
University. He has served as chair of the Department of African and African
American Studies and was the founding director of the Research Network on Racial
and Ethnic Inequality at Duke and says when slavery ended, the
disenfranchisement of African Americans did not. Discrimination continued in
jobs, housing, education — barriers that have contributed to the staggering
economic inequality that persists in the country today and consequentially in
his newest book makes the case for reparations as an answer to closing the
racial wealth gap.