Proposed Reparations for Descendants of America's Slaves' Considerations



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Elimination of Bias
Original Air Date:
November 12, 2020
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About the Program

This program presents a brief overview of proposed reparations, including legal framework, mathematical calculations based on wage theft and other depravations suffered by descendants of America?s slaves, and possible enactment mechanisms. The panel of subject matter experts will focus on 246 years of slavery and 100 years of quasi-slavery and discrimination which presently contribute to the tremendous wealth gap that exists between black Americans and white Americans. Both federal and California legislation will be discussed.

Meet the Speakers
Lenton Aikins


Ph.D., J.D.

Lenton Aikins earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Southern California and his J.D., from Western State College of Law. He practiced Law for 25 years. Prior to law, he was a Professor and Real Estate Broker. He is a lifetime member of the NAACP and the Founder of the Academic Booster Movement in California, serving as Charter President of the first Academic Booster Club in California at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California.

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Dr. Thomas Craemer


Department of Public Policy, University of Connecticut

Thomas Craemer obtained a political science doctorate in 2001 from the University of Tuebingen in his native Germany, and a PhD from Stony Brook University, New York, in 2005. He teaches at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy. His research focuses on implicit racial attitudes and race-related policies. In 2015, he published an article titled Estimating Slavery Reparations that has been widely cited in the media, including appearances in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He presented at reparations conferences in Gambia, at Tulane Law School, and in South Africa.

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Cheryce M. Cryer


Cheryce M. Cryer, Esq., Attorney, Advocate, and Activist

Cheryce Cryer is an attorney, advocate, and activist. She is a 2002 graduate of UC Berkeley and 2006 graduate of Howard University School of Law, where she was a Merit Scholar, Member of the Howard Law Journal and 2L Class Vice President. After law school graduation, she passed both the Massachusetts and New York bar exams at the same time and began working as a Corporate Associate at Boston’s largest firm, Goodwin Procter. A licensed NFL Players Association Agent for 5 years, she practices in the areas of entertainment, sports, litigation, and compliance. When she is not practicing law, she is advocating on behalf of her community- she has been involved with the activist community since 2016. She has also served as a student advocate since 2011. She is currently the Region VI Chair of Howard Alumni Association, a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and has been licensed by the California Bar since 2012.

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