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Africans Enslaved Other Africans: NOT

Africans Enslaved Other Africans: NOT

“Africans enslaved other Africans” has become a common refrain these days in discussions about the African Slave Trade. People usually invoke this phrase to make an argument that Africans themselves bear responsibility for selling their own people. I also hear this a lot from the descendants of slaveholders, which of course comes across as a […]

Teaching the Hard History of Slavery

Teaching the Hard History of Slavery

This will be another long post. Sigh. The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report last week called “Teaching Hard History: American Slavery.” The Atlantic ran an article about the report. It’s a sobering read. For me, it was deeply  disturbing, though not surprising. So much of what we suffer in this country is *directly* […]

 
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