Animated video narrated by N.J. mayor explains why reparations for Blacks should be taken seriously

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka had a simple answer for why he narrated a new video explaining the need for reparations for African Americans.

“They asked me to,” Baraka told NJ Advance Media. “I think it’s important. I wanted to be a part of it in any way.”

The video was produced by the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. “Say The Word: Reparations in New Jersey” is a three-minute, animated video packed with 400 years of history explaining why a discussion about compensation should be taken seriously. It is currently featured on the institute’s YouTube channel.

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