Tag Archives: slavery

Meaning and Movement in the 4th of July

Three years ago on this holiday I posted Fredrick Douglass’ famous address “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” This year, as a flurry of progressive sites in my feed do the same, it’s given me the chance … Continue reading

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Senate Apologizes for Slavery

From CNN, a story on yesterday’s passage of a nonbinding resolution in the U.S. Senate which “acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery, and Jim Crow laws” as it “apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people … Continue reading

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The Oppression We Condone

Imagine a young, college student loading a bong and taking a hit. Then, imagine somewhere else, another person bites into a salad and swallows a small tomato. Neither person thinks they are hurting anyone by their actions. Neither thinks for … Continue reading

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Modern Slavery and Latino Migrants

This shocking story comes from today’s Fort Meyer’s (Florida) News Press.  It is a sad reminder of the continued existence of global slavery, even within the borders of the United States. September 3, 2008 Five plead guilty in Immokalee slavery … Continue reading

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Enough of the “Race Card”; Let’s Talk About the Whole Deck

Does the United States become more equal, more equitable, and more just over time? Is it a forward progression that never turns back? Does it just happen? Or does it take work and struggle? As a teacher of race and … Continue reading

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