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How Wall Street Profits from Kicking Black People Off Their Land

From Georgia to Brooklyn to sub-Sahran Africa, inequity and exploitive land deals are making a handful of people rich—again.

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Whatever might be done, it should happen fast. This has already been a banner year for black and brown land dispossession. Movement on this issue is important.

As I’ve written,  our slave history has a geography. That landscape, like Sapelo Island itself, helps to form our collective memory. That memory reminds us of who we are and where we come from. Sadly, the same economic forces that bonded Africans in the first place are helping to erase it.

Imara Jones writes about economic justice for

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