Just finished C.E. Morgan’s The Sport of Kings and I am filled with many emotions. For one race plays a central role in the story from the fact that the author is a white woman to her writing about slavery and legacies of slavery (both for the descendants of the slave master and the descendants […]
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A week ago I went to Charleston, South Carolina for the 8th Biennial Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora conference. When I found out the conference was going to be in Charleston I was hesitant and uncomfortable considering that this past June nine innocent black people were murdered at the Mother Emmanuel […]
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Legacy of Slavery Still Monumental The reparations movement in the Caribbean has lessons for blacks in the U.S.
I think this is a logical request considering how these European empires were able to become wealthy off of Slavery and colonialism but then left their former colonies to fail by removing all of the economic support in search of cheaper labor and products.
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Support and Dissent for Clarence Thomas
Really Clarence Thomas?! This has me so heated! “Slaveholders argued that slavery was a ‘positive good’ that civilized blacks and elevated them in every dimension of life. Segregation likewise defended segregation on the ground that it provided more leadership opportunities for blacks.” Affirmative action, he argues, is another “straight-faced representation that discrimination (helps) minorities.”
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