Posts Tagged ‘slavery

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Tremendous Pride And Joy

20
Jun
19

The Moment

09
Jan
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Land Of The “Free”

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August 28th

Tonight on OWN at 7PM EST/6PM CST

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Freedom: Juneteenth

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A-Yup

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17

Melvinia To Michelle

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Jul
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The 4th

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25
Jan
16

140 Characters Of Food For Thought

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22
Jul
15

Profit and Loss – Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

The BBC just began a documentary series (a real one, not the crap foisted upon us by History or Discovery) entitled “Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners.” Written and presented by historian David Olusoga, it details Britain’s abolition of slavery, and how much it cost the country.

A commission was empaneled to determine compensation. The compensation had a budget of £20 million. In today’s money, according to Measuring Worth, that amounts from almost £2 billion at the low end to almost £80 billion at the high end. (What’s a few billion among friends?)

Of course, here’s the thing: the outlay wasn’t to compensate the 800,000 slaves. It was to compensate the slave owners.

Continue reading ‘Profit and Loss – Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters’




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