Category Archives: black history

No, Massa Presidi’int: Oh No You Di’int Pull Us Up by Your Bootstraps

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Genocide in Plain Sight: Shooting Bushmen From Helicopters in Botswana

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#Black August: a storify

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‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ a documentary by Stanley Nelson

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Wishing Us All a Mindful and Restorative #ReclaimMLK Weekend

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The Two-Tier System  

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Though it took as its model the system long employed in the West Indies, colonial America radically altered the institution of slavery. They adopted the system but they modified it according to the emerging Aryan ideology. The legislators of the American colonies were determined to stem the development of an intermediate socio-racial class under their system. They had a “brave new world” in mind, one in which there would be sharp division between black and white and none at all between black and mulatto. They had in mind a radical restructuring of what had by that time become the traditional relationship between the two races.

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