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German Reparations: Is 35 Million Euros Enough?

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In recent years, the concept of paying reparations to Black Americans has been a center of discourse on racial equity (in part because of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The Case for Reparations,” published in the Atlantic in 2014). In his article, Coates starts a dialogue about how the U.S. could compensate black Americans for the legacy of slavery. The question is easy to answer: There’s no way for America to provide full reparations to the descendents of slaves, or to the Black Americans who live today amongst institutions that continue to be complicit in racism. However, his article sparked a national…

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My latest destination: Berlin. The city of darkness and the unknown. Berlin isn’t for everyone, but for those who like it the first day of arrival- you will more than likely LOVE it the second day. Case in point, by my second day,  I was ready to apply for residency. The city has personality unlike any other, especially given that it is artfully wrapped in murals and graffiti. Fun fact: Berliners compliment the almost stage-like aesthetic, as they are known for their edgy sense of style, their height, and how unbelievably nice they are. GETTING OUT/GETTING IN: I arrived to…

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