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Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles’s presentation at the recent conference on “Universities and Slavery” held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
Author/journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates address as the keynote speaker at the Harvard conference on “Universities and Slavery” followed by his discussion with the President of Harvard.
A tribute to legendary Pan-Africanist and Reparations Champion Dudley Thompson on the 100th Anniversary of his birth.
“I think our nation, as a whole, hasn’t dealt with slavery.”
Leave it to President Trump to prove Daina Ramey Berry, associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, right. When he gazed upon a slave auction block during a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the president reportedly said, “Boy, that is just not good. That is not good.” No, it wasn’t.
By Dr. Julianne Malveaux
February 17, 2017
When he addressed the Southern Christian Leadership Council in 1967, in his speech, “Where Do We Go From Here?” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. noted “ Of the good things in life, the Negro has approximately one half those of whites. of the bad things of life, he has twice those of whites. Thus half of all Negroes live in substandard housing. And Negroes have half the income of whites. When we view the negative experiences of life, the Negro has a double share. There are twice as many unemployed. The rate of infant mortality among Negroes is double that of whites and there are twice as many Negroes dying in Vietnam as whites in proportion to their size in the population.” The data have changed, but only slightly. The history of enslavement is the basis for these gaps, and so many others, including the level of incarceration among African Americans, and especially including the massive wealth gap between whites and African Americans, who have just 2 percent of our nation’s wealth. There is no question about the role enslavement plays in these gaps, and there is no question that reparations would help close gaps.
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