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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Slavery Reparations: What Happened?"

An interesting op-ed piece by Walter Olson in the LA Times
(10/31/2008) ponders possible reasons for the apparent
demise of the reparations movement. Olsen reports that,
"according to LexisNexis, U.S. newspapers and wire services
ran nearly 2,600 stories including the words "slavery" and
"reparations" in the year leading up to 9/11. Since then, the
yearly average has been less than 1,000." Read the article
to learn Olsen's views on why the topic seems to have since
disappeared from the national agenda.

Hat tip to the Faculty Lounge.