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American slavery ended with the Civil War but the debate about moral responsibility continues. Workers enslaved by Nazi Germany will finally be paid for their suffering, and Japanese Americans have been compensated for internment during World War II. Now, a growing movement insists that there should be reparations for African slavery in America, but the issue leaves blacks as divided as whites. Who should be eligible? Who would pay? Would there be real benefit? We ask those who have studied, worked for, and written about reparations.
  • Newsmaker: Falling Gas Prices - It appears as that fears of 3-dollar-a-gallon gas will be unrealized, according to Department of Energy oil market analyst Doug MacIntyre. He shares predictions on falling summer gas prices despite uncertainty over international supply of crude oil and the effects of changing Iraqi sanctions.
  • Reporter's Notebook: Bush's Change of Mind on Price Caps - For months, President Bush has opposed price controls on power as counterproductive. With California's energy crisis is spreading, the free-market Republican has come out in support of "price mitigation." Doyle McManus, of the Los Angeles Times, updates us on the politics of energy.

Center for New Black Leadership

Energy Information Administration

Los Angeles Times

Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and The Japanese American Internment

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