Finally Healing the Wounds of Jim Crow


Anthony Bradley, a professor of religion, theology, and ethics at King’s College in New York City, persuasively argues that the United States needs to embrace a transitional justice approach to begin healing the wounds of Jim Crow racial segregation. He points to mechanisms such as prosecutions for perpetrators, truth commissions, reparations programs, vetting of public officials, memorialization, and institutional reform as necessary steps to address the legacy of Jim Crow laws — similar to how Germany and South Africa, respectively, addressed the legacies of the Holocaust and Apartheid.

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