Time to Pay the Price for Slavery

The brutality of 12 Years a Slave is a reminder that America's debt remains unpaid and largely overlooked.

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Whether those Caribbean nations prevail in their civil lawsuit is of only some consequence. What is paramount is that other nations affected by slavery continue to push for reparations owed.

Kim Lute is a Peabody and duPont Award-winning journalist formerly at CNN. She is a patient-rights advocate and writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She blogs for the Huffington Post and is currently at work on her first nonfiction book. 

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