Our reckoning is here. The America we love became prosperous by enslaving, exploiting, and oppressing Black Americans, and repair is long overdue. More than 150 years after emancipation, structural racism continues to drive inequality and harm our society. Today, the Black-white wealth gap is as vast as it was in 1968, with Black Americans comprising over 13% of the U.S. population yet holding just 4% of its wealth. Black Americans continue to face discrimination in the workplace, receive lower average wages than white Americans, and have fewer assets and savings to weather economic crises. Until our leaders enact government-issued reparations, we each have a moral imperative to do our part.
Reparation Generation is a national organization providing direct reparative transfers to Black Americans for wealth-building pursuits.
Reparation Generation promotes racial healing through truth‑telling and by transferring wealth from white Americans to Black Americans. We raise funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations as our personal reparation for slavery in the United States and the resulting legacy of economic and social oppression. Our Black founders direct our investment strategy with the goal of cultivating intergenerational wealth for members of the Black community.
Together, we can create a thriving future for every American.
We are an interracial movement of citizens across the U.S. who recognize our country’s legacy of institutional racism and our own participation in this unjust system. Together we are building a bridge of truth and social solidarity and demonstrating how reparations help heal our communities and improve Black Americans’ opportunities for wealth-building pursuits.
Our piloted work in Detroit demonstrated that reparations involves many layers, but it must include economic justice. Intergenerational wealth has the power to change lives. Our government and society have prospered off of Black Americans while systematically denying them the chance to secure their own futures. In the next few decades, up to $68T in wealth will transfer from Baby Boomers to their children, widening the wealth gap even further. Now is the time to finally repay what is owed—we can’t wait any longer for our government leaders to act. Read more about our learnings from our initial Detroit program in our Impact Report.
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