8 PM EST - “The last four or five hundred years of European contact with Africa produced a body of literature that presented Africa in a very bad light and Africans in very lurid terms. The reason for this had to do with the need to justify the slave trade and slavery.” - Chinua Achebe
BTR News – A Washington, DC-based conservative lawyer named Hans Bader, wrote an article calling reparations “racial handouts” to make an argument against them using racial dog whistles. In addition to that, he also claims the 13th Amendment abolished slavery 150 years ago and that is not what the 13th Amendment did but rather created a new form of slavery in the United States. Let’s break down the misinformation coming from this particular argument against reparations.
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