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Tatishe Nteta Quoted in a Column Supporting Reparations to Black Americans Descended from Enslaved Africans

Tatishe Nteta, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the UMass Poll, is quoted in a column supporting a federal reparations program to benefit Black Americans descended from enslaved Africans. In April, the UMass Poll found that nearly half of Americans believe that the federal government should not pay reparations. Nteta says, “In explaining their opposition to reparations, Americans view the descendants of slaves as unworthy of payment for the plight of their forefathers and mothers. For supporters of reparations, the next stage in the fight may be the education of the public regarding the continuing legacy and impact of slavery on the African American community.” (MSNBC, 8/4/21)

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