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It's Juneteenth: Let's talk about reparations for slavery

Steve Cohen
CNN
This racial disparity is the product of centuries of policies that intentionally excluded and oppressed African Americans.

A report by Demos in conjunction with the Institute for Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University found that, in 2011, the median white household had $111,146 in wealth holdings, while the median black household had only $7,113. This racial disparity is the product of centuries of policies that intentionally excluded and oppressed African Americans. Now we must be just as intentional in our effort to repair the damage and ensure that every American has full access to the opportunity that makes our nation great.