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USA: 400 Years After Slavery’s Start, No More Band-Aids

It’s time to heal the deep wounds of racism—not only to ensure equity for African Americans, but for our entire economy.

Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia.

Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the backbone for America’s capitalistic economy, allowing it to grow into — and remain — the world’s leading economy today.          Continue reading