Displaying all articles tagged:

Slavery

  1. 2020 presidential election
    What Should Democrats Do When Trump Attacks Them Over Reparations?While Democrats should dispute lies about what they mean by reparations, they should not retreat from the moral reckoning the country needs.
  2. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  3. kanye has spoken
    Kanye Finally Answers Kimmel’s Question About Trump After World’s Longest Pause“He would like for black people to like him like they did when he was cool and in rap songs.”
  4. criminal justice reform
    America’s Prisoners Are on Strike. We Can’t Afford to Deny Their Demands.Our nation’s mass incarceration habit is morally and financially bankrupting us. This week, America’s inmates are staging an intervention.
  5. Montreal Jazz Festival Cancels White People Singing Slave SongsBecause come on, really? Seriously?
  6. kanye-isms
    Kanye Now Says He Never Said Slavery Was a Choice, It Just Sounds Like He Did“I feel like I’m in court having to justify a robbery that I didn’t actually commit.”
  7. It’s Juneteenth: Time to Renew a Commitment to True EqualityAt a time when many white Americans are in denial about the reality of race relations, Juneteenth offers a chance to remember and understand.
  8. ye
    Kim on Kanye’s Slavery Comment: ‘Did I Cry About it? Did I Fight About It? Yeah’“He might say things that might get misinterpreted and people don’t see the context behind it, but I always know his heart.”
  9. history
    Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  10. i'm so tired
    Kanye Just Crashed the TMZ Newsroom to Say Slavery Was a Choice“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. You was there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all.”
  11. Zora Neale Hurston’s Lost Interview With One of America’s Last Living SlavesIn 1931, she sought to publish an important piece of American history. Instead that oral history languished in a vault. Until now.
  12. Jury Finds Ex-U.S. Diplomat Liable for Sexually Enslaving a Second HousekeeperThe envoy and her husband were also found liable for similar allegations five years ago.
  13. Trump’s Absurd Civil War Comment and the Limits of Deal-MakingHis belief that wheeling and dealing could have solved the conflict over slavery shows a dangerous lack of principle.
  14. yale university
    Yale’s Calhoun College to Keep Racially Charged NameBut the school’s residence-hall leaders will no longer be called “master.”
  15. Queens Woman Arrested for Keeping Korean Teens As SlavesThey were forced to do marathon housework and perform hours-long massages.
  16. Awful Things
    13 Major Takeaways From the Times’ Big Story on Fishing SlaveryConditions are apparently getting worse for workers and the Thai government is doing little to curb the abuse.
  17. the national interest
    Why Rush Limbaugh Can’t Stop Talking About SlaveryHe’s like Ta-Nehisi Coates, except right wing instead of left wing, and really dumb instead of really smart.
  18. the national interest
    The Economist Denounces One-Sided Account of Slavery [Updated]What about slave-on-slave crime?
  19. cable news news
    MSNBC Host Sorry for Saying Disgusting Thing About Sarah Palin’s MouthMartin Bashir, not Alec Baldwin!
  20. ‘Live Free or Die’ State Tells Dead to Live FreeIt “posthumously emancipated” a group of fourteen slaves.
  21. other states' embarrassments
    Mississippi Just Outlawed Slavery, Because MississippiYou are not helping your image, Mississippi.
  22. other states' embarrassments
    Second Arkansas Lawmaker Defends Slavery“If slavery were so God-awful, why …” 
  23. foot in mouth
    Slavery Mention Deleted From Marriage VowImplied children born into slavery were better off than African-American kids today.
  24. song of the south
    Haley Barbour Admits That Abolishing Slavery Was a Good ThingBREAKING x 1000.
  25. the post-racial world
    Haley Barbour Defends Virginia’s Confederate History Month ProclamationIt “doesn’t amount to diddly,” Barbour said.
  26. the post-racial world
    Virginia Governor Admits That Slavery and Civil War Are RelatedThe proclamation declaring April “Confederate History Month” will now contain a passage acknowledging slavery.
  27. the post-racial world
    Virginia Governor Pretends Civil War Had Nothing to Do With SlaveryHe issues a Confederate History Month proclamation that never once mentions slavery.
  28. Michelle Obama Has an Interesting Racial History, TooIncluding a white great-great-great grandfather.
  29. the morning line
    Anything God Can Do, Rudy Can Do Better • Giuliani yesterday unveiled the centerpiece of his presidential campaign, a “Contract with America”–style plan called — we kid you not — “The Twelve Commitments.” Most of it is boilerplate, calling for low taxes, energy independence, security. Best part: America’s Mayor unleashed it during a “speech attended by about 150 people.” Fred Thompson leads in the polls. [NYP]