Why America Refuses to Face Up to its Slave Past   Leave a comment

This is an interesting and very thought-provoking question, well worth asking.

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This is an article re-blogged – written by Earl Ofari Hutchinson

1This news item shocked some. Two unnamed Academy members said they picked “12 Years a Slave” as their choice for best picture of the year. It subsequently got the award.

The shock, though, was that the unnamed members candidly admitted that they did not see the film. They minced no words why. It was just too painful and disturbing to watch this kind of film. But this really shouldn’t be much of a shock.

Facing the horror of slavery is a tough nut to crack not simply because it entails facing an inconvenient truth about past racial dehumanization, but because it entails facing the real truth that slavery still corrodes in big and little ways American life. This starts with the truth of why and how slavery became a respected and legitimate part of American life in the…

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Posted March 9, 2014 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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