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1619 Slavery

The Eternal Fantasy of a Racially Virtuous America

“The great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us … history is literally present in all that we do.”—James Baldwin, 1965 In the weeks since the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a lie-emboldened mob of Trump-branded insurrectionists, many political leaders and mainstream pundits…
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March 22, 2021
1619 Slavery

The Incalculable Debt That America Owes Black People

The long-standing idea of paying reparations to Black Americans for the costs of slavery, segregation, and other racist policies has lately gotten a boost. President Joe Biden has endorsed a commission to study the subject, and on February 17 the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on H.R. 40, which would…
bubmag
February 26, 2021
1619 Slavery

America Founded on Pilgrims’ Ideals, Not on Slavery in 1619

Peter Wood, New York Post November 10, 2020 In August 1619, a pirate ship, the White Lion, stopped at Jamestown and traded twenty-some captive Africans for food. The Africans were treated as indentured servants and soon released. Fifteen mon…Read Full Article » Related Topics: Slavery Comment Show comments Hide Comments…
bubmag
November 11, 2020
1619 Slavery

The Christian Devotion to a White America

For a number of reasons, the history of American slavery has been in the news over the past year. The New York Times’s 1619 Project–commemorating the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first slaves, the Black Lives Matter movement, renewed interest in the idea of reparations, the ongoing controversy…
bubmag
August 10, 2020