Like other readers published by Cassandra Press, Reparations takes a cultural signifier or thematic topic, in this case federal economic reparations to the descendants of slaves in the United States, as a starting point for a larger political dialogue. Included in this thick, spiral-bound zine are photocopies of academic debates, political manifestos, and legal arguments on the topic of black reparations.
“Inhabiting the Impasse Racial/Racial-Colonial Power, Genocide Poetics, and the Logic of Evisceration,” Dylan Rodríguez
“The Black Panthers: Ten Point Program”
“The Case for Reparations,” TA-NEHISI COATES
“Reparations and the Rectification of Race,” Naomi Zack
"Obligations to Negroes who would be kin if they were not Negro” by Werner Sollors
“Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Environmental Futures” by Winona LaDuke
“From Slavery to Genocide: The Fallacy of Debt in Reparations Discourse” by Allan D. Cooper
“Reparations for Slavery and Other Historical Injustices” by Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule
“U.S. Reparations to Descendants of Enslaved Blacks in the U.S.” by J. Angelo Corlett
“Racial Reparations: Japanese American Redress and African American Claims,” Eric K. Yamamoto
CASSANDRA is a publishing project by Kandis Williams, and Taylor Doran, and Jordan Nassar producing lo-fi activist and academic texts, flyers, posters, pamphlets and readers, in hopes of spreading ideas and sharing perspectives, promoting dialogue, and inspiring further and wider-spread political and social activism.