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Riana Elyse Anderson, 'Reparation of the Mind: Black Healing from Racial Pain'

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024 12pm to 12pm

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  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024 12:30pm to 12:30pm
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Wednesday, March 20, 2024 12pm to 12pm

12:30pm to 12:30pm

Hiphop Archive & Research Institute at the Hutchins Center, Floor 2R View map
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In this installment of the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute Colloquium Series, Riana Elyse Anderson, Associate Professor at Columbia University's School of Social Work, will present on her book prospectus "Reparation of the Mind: Black Healing from Racial Pain". The concept of this book requires readers to tussle with reparations as a financial means of addressing harm while expanding their beliefs of repair inwards. Utilizing psychological concepts like trauma, pain, insight, and liberation, she argues that the work Black Americans undertake to heal from the past and ongoing racial animus beleaguering the United States is a form of reparation of the mind. When finished, this book will help answer a crucial question: how can Black Americans be compensated for the wrongs committed by this country? Dr. Anderson will argue that we must excavate the root of reparation (to repair) and compensation (recompense), as they both call for amends towards the harmed, for true advancement of Black Americans in this country.  

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