Date of Award

Spring 5-21-2022

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Booi Themeli, Ph.D.


This thesis paper is designed to be an analysis of potential methods on how to achieve reparations in the United States and South Africa. Both nations’ Black demographics have been victims of white supremacy and enslavement, pushing the white masses to excel while the rest are left to parish. The oppression of these groups have been acknowledged and as opposed to a simple verbal apology, I will write on how compensation in the forms of money, education, and land can be used to undo the wrongdoings of the past. The point of this paper is to present my newfound perspective of how to handle such a delicate matter, proving that using reparations as a means to close the white-Black wealth gap in each nation will help make up for the atrocities done as well as guarantee Black demographics a better future.