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Creating a Culture of Repair

Taking Action on the Road to Reparations

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Many people are aware of the injustices Black Americans have suffered over the centuries but feel powerless when it comes to repairing the harm done.

The inequality remains even after laws and policies have been corrected. Calculating and implementing financial reparations will require large-scale government action, which can feel out of reach or overwhelming for the average person. Robert Turner provides an accessible guide for individuals and groups wanting to influence significant institutional action while also acting on their own to repair the effects of racial injustice in our communities, churches, and spheres of influence. Dividing into categories of individual, social, institutional, and spiritual repair, Turner offers the longest list of reparations currently published, with more than one hundred actions readers can begin practicing and advocating for to help balance economic injustice, undo hurtful decisions from decades past, and rally public support for bold and principled legislation.

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Robert Turner is pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore. He previously pastored the historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa, the only edifice on Greenwood Avenue to survive the 1921 massacre. In college, he was influential in the campaign for the University of Alabama's Faculty Senate apology for the school's role in slavery. He is a commissioner for the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and hosts monthly marches from Baltimore to the White House - 40 miles for 40 acres.
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"This powerful book offers a comprehensive guide to repairing the deep-seated wounds of systemic injustice, urging individuals, communities, organizations, and institutions to take meaningful action. Turner's approach is both enlightening and actionable, urging us to confront our past, engage in transformative measures, and collectively pave the way for a more inclusive future. It is my sincere hope that readers, inspired by this work, will join the movement for reparations and contribute to the repair of our society." – Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Civil Rights Activist and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

"Reverend Robert Turner is a person of profound faith who knows that 'faith without works is dead.' His faith is seen in his life's work and he has become a national figure through his service, leadership, and success in elevating the consciousness of our nation. In Creating a Culture of Repair, Rev. Turner sets forth a thought-provoking roadmap for righting past wrongs and building a more just, equal, and strong America. The book is full of his wisdom and inspiration. It is an important read that not only elevates his big ideas but also fortifies the spirit in trying times." –Senator Cory Booker

"Ultimately, Creating a Culture of Repair intensely delineates between what is right and what is wrong; what is fair and what is unfair; what is going against God and what is righteous. According to Turner, there is no in between, and there is no sitting back to see what happens. His work is about ensuring something gets done." - Today's American Catholic

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