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Douthat on Reparations 

Hey, folks, did you hear? Ross Douthat is now in favor of reparations. Yes, he’s all “reparations instead of affirmative action,” but whatever. The important thing is that the idea is gaining ground and even arch-conservatives like Douthat begin to recognize its validity. This is good news. 

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2 thoughts on “Douthat on Reparations 

  1. Shakti on said:

    It’s not even money it’s acknowledging that this happened in a tangible way that sticks.

    That alone puts him well outside current conventional conservative wisdom with that editorial.

    Current discourse:
    (various people): “This reminds us of [events] that are still within living memory!”
    Conservatives: “You’ve all lost your minds/deep state/who cares/why are you mean to me?”

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    • “It’s not even money it’s acknowledging that this happened in a tangible way that sticks.”

      • Absolutely! This is something that still hasn’t been done, and I welcome the idea of reparations becoming less marginalized.

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