As part of this Reparation Generation, applicants must find their connection to descendants of American chattel slavery. Watch as applicants learn for the first time, the history of their enslaved ancestors, and experience some of the healing from lost identity.
Reparation Generation will make $25,000 “reparative transfers” to help people in Detroit buy homes.
These aren’t grants or charitable gifts, the organization is quick to point out, but transfers of wealth from one class to another. Most of the funds came from white people in Berkeley and Los Angeles. The Black leaders of the organization determine the criteria for the payments and to whom they go.
A new nonprofit led by 18 leaders from around the country is raising money to provide reparations for descendants of American slavery, starting with families in Detroit.
Reparation Generation, a national organization providing direct reparative money transfers to Black Americans for wealth-building pursuits, launched a new program that takes a citizen-driven approach to restoration for disenfranchised descendants of American slavery.
Today, Reparation Generation launches as a new, citizen-driven approach to pursuing restoration for disenfranchised descendants of American slavery. They are a multiracial group of Americans proudly joining a national movement for truth and reconciliation. They seek to show reparations in action, and in turn, drive momentum to pass federal reparations for Black Americans.