Why the U.S. Should Convene a 2021 Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation

By: Andrew Wainer,  Public Seminar
November 2, 2020

...Many experts on transitional justice agree that the United States is experiencing a unique moment suited to the convening of a truth and reconciliation commission like the one Lee is proposing. “We will never get any kind of meaningful reconciliation in American society…until we meaningfully and publicly, and officially, deal with our past,” says Colleen Murphy, an expert on transitional justice and law professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University and philosopher, Olufemi Taiwo, agrees: “It’s ultimately a question of what kind of people we are, what kind of society we want to be,” adding, “That’s why it goes to the very founding of this country and what it claims to offer the world.” 

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Professor Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò