House Apology for Slavery, Jim Crow Laws

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Expert:
Chad Dion Lassiter
Lecturer, School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania

Credentials:
• Expert in American race relations
• He has worked on race-, peace- and poverty-related issues in Africa and Israel.
• His research interests include ways families of color cope with socioeconomic challenges and institutional racism

Quote:
”This is one step, but we have to make sure that this step in the right direction isn’t just symbolic. The Jim Crow era was an outrage to our commitment to equality. There must be resolutions, but we should also bring the ideas of reconciliation and reparations into the national discussion.”