Tag Archives: Slavery

White Supremacy

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor ___________________________ “You have to get over the fear of facing the worst in yourself. You should instead fear unexamined racism. Fear the thought that right now, you could be contributing to the oppression of others and you … Continue reading

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A Poem for International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Modern slavery is defined as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking. Essentially, it refers to situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, deception, and/or abuse of power. It’s estimated … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For several years now, Right Wing think tanks and other revisionists have striven to convince us that “Black Slavery Wasn’t as Bad as You’ve Been Taught.” Since the people putting this theory out there are white, and have … Continue reading

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From the Equal Justice Institute: “Slavery to Mass Incarceration”–An Animated Short Film by Artist Molly Crabapple

By Elaine Magliaro On Tuesday, the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) released a new video–an animated short film by acclaimed artist Molly Crabapple, with narration by Bryan Stevenson–that “paints slavery in the stark terms in which it existed…hundreds of years in … Continue reading

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The Confederacy and the Union: “How the South Lost the War but Won the Narrative”

By Elaine Magliaro The Boston Globe has been running a “Divided Nation” series. The series has already touched upon a number of issues—including the wealth gap in Colorado, religious and gay rights in Arkansas, and Marco Rubio’s silence on immigration. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for May 19, 2015: Actress & Activist Mira Sorvino on the Bible and Slavery

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Zaid Jilani: “How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History”

By Elaine Magliaro Zaid Jilani has an interesting article titled How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History over at AlterNet. Jilani says that religion has been used for hundreds of years to deny … Continue reading

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“Harriet Tubman Speaks”: A Poem for Black History Month

By Elaine Magliaro Here is a poem that I wrote in the voice of Harriet Tubman for Black History Month back in 2008. In my poem, I used only the titles of children’s books written by African-American authors or books … Continue reading

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