slavery in 2014

theguardian.com
Angela Davis: ‘There is an unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery’
The activist, feminist and revolutionary explains how the ‘prison industrial complex’ profits from black people, that Barack Obama can’t be blamed for the lack of progress on race, and why Beyoncé is not a terrorist.

There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery, the aftermath of slavery, the development of the Ku Klux Klan,” says Angela Davis. “There is so much history of this racist violence that simply to bring one person to justice is not going to disturb the whole racist edifice.”

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1st Photo

Top: Black inmates on the chain gang in Atlanta in 1895

Bottom: Black inmates at Angola in 2014

2nd Photo

Top: Black “child convicts” at Angola in 1903

Bottom: Black inmates at Angola in 2014

3rd Photo

Top: Black women prisoners at Angola in the 1920’s/1930’s

Bottom: Black male inmates at Angola in 2014

Absolutely NOTHING has changed except the years. These photos are not only disturbing to look at, they prove that prison is a form of modern day slavery and that Nina Simone was correct when she said, “slavery has never been abolished from America’s way of thinking”. Welcome to the New Jim Crow.

anonymous asked:

please tell me how i benefit from slavery as a white man still in 2014 you fag.

Awwwww, is sumbuby too stupid to understand that the entire economy of the US, is built on slavery and its legacy, that dehumanizing and exploiting people who aren’t white is a central part of what gives the US it’s power, and that it has used this power to export the philosophy across the globe? Bloogblbogogoooooooo, waaaaaaaah, nice try you dumb motherfucker. Try telling me one way you don’t benefit from slavery in 2014 or any time, you stupid asshole. Is the reason you can’t because you’re too lazy or too stupid? I know a lot of you people are, lol.

huffingtonpost.com
The Economist Withdraws Unbelievably Terrible Slavery Piece

The Economist withdrew a nearly comically misguided piece of writing from its website on Friday, admitting that a book review that called for a more objective treatment of slavery should never have made it through the editing process.

The magazine had published the review of Edward Baptist’s book ‘The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism’ on Thursday. The review, which, like nearly everything in The Economist, did not carry a byline, lamented that all the white people in the book—namely, the people who owned the slaves—were portrayed as bad for some reason:

'Mr Baptist has not written an objective history of slavery. Almost all the blacks in his book are victims, almost all the whites villains. This is not history; it is advocacy.’