Are reparations necessary or possible?
For your research, keep in mind our driving question for the course, “Are reparations necessary or possible?” Throughout this course, our focus is on a domestic level looking at injustices committed against people in the United States. At the same time we should look at injustices on a global level. There is an ongoing debate on whether England should repay India form of reparations. Belgium occupied the National Republic of Congo and committed genocide, killing about ten million Congolese. There are several countries in Africa that are asking for their art and stolen antiquities during European colonization. If you want, you can expand your definition of colonizer beyond a government to some injustices that were created or had the help of corporations. For instance, you can look Shell oil extraction in the Ogoni region of Nigeria or Chevron in the Yasuni rainforests of Equador. In both cases, the Indigenous people have been severely affected.
In your research paper you need to discuss the history of an occupation and the related racism, brutality, and theft. You need to to analyze, the arguments for and against reparations and what those reparations would look like. Your research paper needs to be a minimum of eights pages, not including your works cited page. You need a minimum of six outside source, with at least two of them from primary sources.