In the 1990s, African and Caribbean scholars such as Ali Mazrui, author of The Africans and Jamaican ambassador Dudley Thompson argue for an international examination of the role the West played in the slave trade and the consequent underdevelopment of Africa.


Reference:  Molefi Kete Asante, The African American Warrant for Reparations:  The Crime of European Enslavement of Africans and Its Consequences,in Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations(ed. Raymond A. Winbush, PhD 2003) at p. 6.

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