Slavery

Maine Governor Says John Lewis Should Thank Republicans For Ending Slavery

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The governor of Maine is a known racist and crazy person and this time he’s going after John Lewis. Apparently Governor Paul LePage thinks Lewis should thank Republicans for ending slavery. LePage decided to throw his opinion in and is taking Trump’s side in his...

The Gullah Geechee People Are Fighting For Their Land, Like #NoDAPL Standing Rock

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West African slaves in South Carolina, known as Gullah Geechee, are fighting for their land like the people at Standing Rock. In a new BBC article, residents of Jackson Village, one of three Black communities in Plantersville, South Carolina spoke about how they could lose...

Georgetown University to Offer Admissions Edge to Descendants of Slaves

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Georgetown is trying to atone for its slave connections. Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioia, will announce the measures Thursday afternoon, and he also also plans to offer a formal apology, create an institute for the study of slavery and erect a public memorial to the slaves...

Oh Really? Bill O’Reilly Says Slaves Who Built the White House Were Well-Fed & Had Housing

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Bill O’Reilly must have been smoking something or missed a few history classes. According to him, the slaves who built the White House lived a pretty good life and had no reason to complain. Yes, folks. You can’t make this stuff up. “In addition, free...

Opinion: On The Death of #AltonSterling & Competing Narratives of Reconciliation

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While Good Morning America and Yahoo News were trying to convince Americans that a Black man visiting the plantation where his family was once enslaved and having dinner with their slave master’s descendants was “heartwarming”, another Black man was murdered by police. #AltonSterling, a 37-year-old...

Open Thread: Do You Think Reparations Will Ever Happen?

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African-Americans have been demanding their 40 acres and a mule since we were promised as much following the Civil War, but now everyday citizens aren’t the only ones arguing reparations are not only long overdue, but necessary for black people to flourish in the United States....