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Racism, Redress and Reparations: A Reading Guide

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With Liberty and Justice for All
Racism, Redress and Reparations

This resource guide provides information about books and other materials on topics related to the conference. Forty years ago Northeastern Illinois University was the center for a hearing to force the federal government to acknowledge acts of racism with the hope that an apology and monetary compensation to redress these acts would follow. While successful for the Japanese Americans unjustly incarcerated during World War II, systemic racism continues to be at the cornerstone in much of America’s immigration, criminal justice, employment and housing practices. For people of color, racism continues to be a fact of daily life. The conference examines the Japanese American experience as a lens to identify racist practices today and provide focus on steps to gain true equality for all.