The online political magazine Slate gathered four leading scholars — including Detroit Mercy’s Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine — to discuss the recent congressional hearing on reparations.

The current national discussion, Finkenbine said, highlights one important issue: The need to better inform the public. “One thread that I see throughout our chat,” Slate quotes Finkenbine as saying, “is the need to better inform the public about slavery, segregation, and historic inequality.”

Read the entire Slate discussion here.