Slavery

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....

Scholastic Pulls Children’s Book About George Washington’s Happy Slaves

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Looks like Scholastic listened to all of the negative reviews and comments about its new book A Birthday Cake for George Washington.  The book, written by Ramin Ganeshram and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, is told through the eyes of Delia, young girl whose family is owned by America’s...

Just In Time for MLK Day, Scholastic Releases a Children’s Book About George Washington’s Happy Slaves

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When I was a kid I loved getting lost in a good book. From the Judy Blume to the Babysitters Club, if it was printed between two covers I probably read it growing up. My love of reading extended clear through high school where I fell in love...