Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Tag: slavery

Slave-built infrastructure still creates wealth in US, suggesting reparations should cover...

Recognizing that enslaved men, women and children built many of the cities, rail lines and ports that fuel the American economy is a necessary part of any such accounting.

‘What to the slave is the 4th of July?’: James Earl...

On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”

Juneteenth: A celebration of black liberation & day to remember “horrific...

Juneteenth is “much more complicated and much more complex than is traditionally presented,” increased recognition of the day “provides an opportunity to have a thorough remembrance of this horrific system that was slavery.”

‘It’s also about reclaiming our time’: California school will cover up...

"It's also about reclaiming our time, reclaiming our space. It's about black and indigenous people ... it's a form of reparations."

Slave labor found at Starbucks-certified Brazil coffee plantation

Investigators have found that laborers on the farm’s coffee plantations were working under degrading conditions and living in substandard housing without sewerage or drinking water.

‘What to the American slave is your 4th of July?:’ James...

July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”

Kanye West should visit the Montgomery Slavery Memorial, and take President...

There is a space in the heart of Alabama that might be just the place for Kanye West to reflect on slavery.

Land taken from freed slave’s descendants for Amazon data center?

It’s time to ask ourselves what kind of country takes property purchased by a freed slave to enrich a corporation.

Two Ways Racists Kill

While it's a modern and more 'civilized' form of the American tradition of shortening the lives of poor minorities, racism has evolved into a more insidious form. But it still goes on.

Americide

The most egregious example of "Americide" is our country's treatment of African-Americans. It's exhibited in the many profitable corporations—manufacturers, banks, insurance, railroad—that had their roots in slavery.

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If we don’t stop this scourge of election rejection, then the future (and innate rights) of citizen voting are bleak

The Ukraine war’s collateral damage

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In politics, money will always talk. Unless…

In an unequal society, a society dominated by concentrated wealth, democracy will always be “damnably difficult.”

Bill Baird’s battle for legalized abortion and Roe v. Wade

"This is a religious war,” says Baird of the intense push to make abortion illegal.“