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Examining the Potential for an American Truth and Reconciliation Commission

This article by Bennett Collins and Ali Watson first appeared in Carnegie Ethics Online:

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner catalyzed discussions nationwide over race relations in the United States. Surely it’s time for some kind of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). But how would it work? This essay examines other TRCs–including two in the U.S.–and proposes a solution tailored to fit America in all its diversity.