Lawrie Balfour

Lawrie Balfour: Where Do We Go From Here?: Martin Luther King, Jr., Reparations, and Emancipation Today

Lawrie BalfourFriday, November 3, 2017
Nau Hall Room 101

America owes a debt of justice which it has only begun to pay.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

King made this statement after the landmark Civil Rights legislation of the 1960s. His rejection of the idea that legal change was enough to undo the past, present, and future harms of white supremacy speaks to us today. Focusing on Where Do We Go From Here, this talk will explore King’s philosophy of time and indebtedness. It will make a case for reparations as a way to come to terms with the past and fulfill our obligations to future generations whose inheritance is in our hands.