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The twentieth century ended with the vindication of many of its most mistreated victims' cries for reparation.2 Holocaust survivors retrieved over $8 billion in assets frozen in bank accounts or looted by the Nazis;3 Japanese Americans interned during World War II received compensation from the U.S. government;4 Chile compensated descendants of Pinochet's victims;5 Japan redressed Korean "comfort women"; 6 and Canada paid damages to Aboriginals for forced assimilation of their children.7 Absent from the list was the longest suffering and most visible of groups seeking repair - African Americans.8
Originally published in the Journal of Law & Politics © 2006.
Sepinwall, A. J. (2006). Responsibility for Historical Injustices: Reconceiving the Case for Reparations. Journal of Law & Politics, 22 (3), 183-229. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/lgst_papers/66
Date Posted: 25 October 2018