Foreign Nations

  • 03.29.16

    Reparatory Justice

    On March 29 2016 Danny Glover gave a speech to the OAS countries. In it, he reflects on his life, his heritage and the experience of Afro-Descendants - not only in the United States but across the world. "In my country, the United States of America, which is the richest and arguably most developed country of the...

    On March 29 2016 Danny Glover gave a speech to the OAS countries. 

    In it, he reflects on his life, his heritage and the experience of Afro-Descendants - not only in the United States but across the world.

    "In my country, the United States of America, which is the richest and arguably most developed country of the world, there are forty-million Afro Descendants, many of Caribbean and Latin American heritage. On a daily basis, U.S. news is inundated with disturbing and saddening stories of Black women and men, particularly the young, being killed by law enforcement officers and vigilantes or being incarcerated; of young black people facing high rates of under and unemployment, poverty, lack of access to education and health care, and consequently succumbing to high rates of illness and death. The current state of democracy, justice, and socio-economic development for Afro Descendants in the United States is disappointing and tragic."

    He ends his speech with three calls: a call for respect, a call for justice, and a call for development.