Jeffery Renard Allen, author of Song of the Shank, on the musical genius of Thomas Greene Wiggins.
The publisher apologised for complaining in a review of a new history of the slave trade that “almost all the blacks in his book were victims, almost all the whites villains”.
“They are breeding an entire new generation of slaves,” radio host Glenn Beck said about the federal education-standards initiative on his program Monday.
In 1853, the New York Times misspelled the last name of Solomon Northup, whose memoir was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie, 12 Years a Slave.
The slave owner writes that he’s “of the opinion that it is my duty to do by others, as I would be done by.”
The actor has spoken in the past about his family’s “dodgy” legacy as slaveowners in the Caribbean.
Children are locked, abused, beaten, and forced to work up to 18 hours a day, according to Harvard University’s investigation into India’s exploitative labor practices.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints acknowledged how views on race in the United States when the church was founded in the 1830s influenced members’ and leaders’ beliefs at the time.
This is never a good idea, people.
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o, and screenwriter John Ridley, explain how they weathered bringing a scene of unspeakable brutality to life on screen. Warning: This story contains SPOILERS.
Smokin’ Joe’s Ribhouse in Rogers, Ark., put up a controversial sign over the weekend that was removed just 45 minutes later “after getting several complaints from the public,” the restaurant’s owner said.
Connecticut students were told by teachers to pick cotton and run through the woods while being called the n-word.
Director Steve McQueen, star Chiwetel Ejiofor, and screenwriter John Ridley deliver a film for the ages.
“The Dred Scott decision had to be repealed, we have to repeal Citizens United,” Massachusetts Democrat says days after meeting with black clergy.
Several parents were helping their kids with math homework when they came across slavery references completely out of context with the assignment. School officials at Beaver Ridge Elementary in Norcross, Georgia, said in the future they will work with teachers to come up with more appropriate questions. However, no word on the teacher who created the exam.
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raising awareness marketing. Realistic enough that even Buzzfeeders bought into the hype, it turns out to be a controversial campaign to funnel viewers to a new show on NTR (the Dutch equivalent of PBS) about the horrors of both old and modern slavery.
Even if this was real, I wouldn’t buy it. Totally wouldn’t. Nope. (via.)
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Excerpts from the document signed by Michele Bachmann that’s drawing allegations of racism, sexism, homophobia, anti-Islamic sentiment and general cuckoo bananas whackadoodie. It’s a pledge from a conservative advocacy group out of Iowa called The Family Leader—affiliated with Focus on the Family—asking Republican presidential candidates to denounce single parents, women in combat and anything with even the faintest whiff of gay. Oh, and it seems to be wistful for the days of slavery. If none of that frightens you, it also essentially calls for a ban of all pornography. Michele Bachmann was the first of the GOP field to apply her Hancock. Here are some select passages from The Marriage Vow, along with photos of its earliest and most enthusiastic signatory.
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In the third installment of one of the funniest series online, Jen Kirkman tells us about George Washington’s favorite slave, Oney. If only this was how we were taught history in high school, maybe we would have stayed in that AP class after all.
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