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W&L Law’s Hasbrouck on Counting Black Votes In a commentary for The Nation, W&L Law professor Brandon Hasbrouck argues for counting Black votes twice to overcome unequal representation.

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Washington and Lee law professor Brandon Hasbrouck ’11L has published a commentary in The Nation arguing for “vote reparations” to dismantle structures of inequality. Hasbrouck suggests that unequal representation in the political system has lead to negative consequences for the Black community, including substandard education and mass incarceration.

“One of the largest objections to monetary reparations is the impracticality of implementing them on a scale that would meaningfully address the injustices. Vote reparations, in contrast, would be a simple, low-cost way to begin to make amends.”

To read the full piece, visit The Nation’s website.