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Almost every year, in his class about race and politics, Professor Tatishe Nteta likes to introduce the debate over reparations with a certain comedy show sketch from the early 2000s.

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Saturday is Juneteenth — the day when enslaved people in Texas learned they were freed two years after President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation. It's now a Federal holiday.

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