Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fwd: Slavery, Genocide & Racism

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From: John H

With all of the discussions of slavery, genocide and racism being thrown around for the past couple of weeks, perhaps it would be a good idea to actually talk about the real history of these institutions in the history of this nation.  In the attached article, Paul Street, presents a compelling review of these sordid topics.  Most Americans lack this knowledge and really do not want to know about and understand that this nation was from the very beginning, not just of the nation, but also from its earliest days as a British colony fully dedicated to the slavery of Africans and the genocide of aboriginal natives.  And, while those official policies no longer exist, much of this behavior continues to exist in a variety unofficial treatment and behaviors.  The remnants of these destructive ideas are utilized by our 'betters' to insure that we fail to see and/or understand the class divisions which prevent important movements against power and privilege.  By all means DO Read Street's excellent article.



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