Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Juxtaposition This--Answering for the Sins of the Father

  • "The Case for Reparations" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, writing at The Atlantic. "One cannot escape the question by hand-waving at the past, disavowing the acts of one’s ancestors, nor by citing a recent date of ancestral immigration." (emphasis added).
  • "Ending the Slavery Blame-Game" by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at The New York Times. "The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders."

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