Turns out that M4BL has decreed that June is Reparations month. Yesterday, I was cringing at the prospects for something substantive, something that was more than performative bullshit. And I wrote about that. Today, I feel like reparations month is taking root in my soul.
It must be Reparations Month as I’ve read two stories in two days on the Politico website, that bastion of two-sided storytelling trying to paint both political parties as decent and honorable endeavors.
- Yesterday it was about Tulsa <https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/01/tulsa-massacre-biden-reparations-491489> and the 1921 massacre and a presidential visit and the anniversary later this month
- Today it was about Evanston IL <https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/02/reparations-american-cities-491273> and other college towns and municipalities
Tonight, I learned that, according to the United Nations, all reparations have five components: 1) Cessation, assurances and guarantees of non-repetition. 2) Restitution and Repatriation. 3) Compensation. 4) Satisfaction. 5) Rehabilitation.
Learn more from the M4BL Reparations Toolkit.