Category Archives: Slavery

Julián Castro on reparations for slavery

If elected president, 2020 Democratic contender Julián Castro said he would create a commission to explore the possibility of reparations for slavery. During a stop Sunday at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Castro did not commit to paying … Continue reading

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Reparations Hearing | The Anointed Opening Statement of Ta-Nehisi Coates

God Is In This Ta-Nehisi Coates words were like King David’s slingshot against Goliath… Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.” Coates called out Senate Majority Leader … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread

Don’t care if folks get tired of hearing about slavery and oppression. We’re so on to this complaining about us complaining about OPPRESSION. The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

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Julian Castro on Reparations: ‘Why Wouldn’t You Compensate People Who Actually Were Property?’

Julian Castro clocked the shyt outta Bernie Sanders. Bernie just got uncovered for his bigoted racism about reparations. Notice when folks bring up reparations for black people, Bernie says that would be divisive,  what about poor white people? Poor white … Continue reading

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5 horrifying ways enslaved African men were sexually exploited and abused by their white masters

Time and time again, the horrifying experiences of enslaved Africans working on plantations in the Americas and other parts of the world are told over and over. During the slave trade, which lasted for well over 400 years, Africans were … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread

I miss the series “Underground.” How about you? I’m on a Harriet Tubman research trip. You know she’s from my home state of Maryland. I hope you enjoy these clips of historic sites, in honor of Harriet Tubman. And I’ve … Continue reading

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A Fate Worse Than Slavery, Unearthed in Sugar Land Texas

Bodies of sugar cane workers recently discovered in Texas reveal gruesome details about the convict leasing system. The blood-drenched history that gave the city of Sugar Land, Tex., its name showed its face earlier this year, when a school construction … Continue reading

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