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database: CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher includes current, hot topic reports providing unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
Katel, Peter. "Racial Conflict." CQ Researcher, 8 Jan. 2016, pp. 25-48, library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2016010800.
This report from January 2016 discusses U.S. policies and policy reform in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Reparations for Slavery
Greenblatt, Alan. "BONUS REPORT: Reparations for Slavery." CQ Researcher, 23 Aug. 2019, pp. 1-59, library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2019082300.
Are slaves' descendants owed compensation? A majority of African Americans believes the United States should make amends for the intergenerational harm caused by slavery and post-Civil War segregation, with some calling for cash payments to descendants of slaves and others favoring programs to help poor communities narrow the economic gap between blacks and whites. Some legal experts are skeptical that reparations would pass constitutional muster. But proponents point to other examples, domestic and international, in which governments have paid reparations to atone for systemic harm.