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US Congress Can Help Heal the Wounds of Slavery

The idea that the United States needs to account for the harms of slavery is gaining traction nationally, and today Congress will hold a hearing on the issue - appropriately on Juneteenth, a day honoring the abolition of slavery in the United States. Expand A sculpture of African slaves by Ghanaian artist, Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, at the beginning of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama. © Dreisen Heath/Human Rights Watch The idea of reparations is not new. Human Rights Watch has long supported accounting for the brutality of slavery and historic racist laws that…

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