The Atlantic Slave Trade in two minutes

The Atlantic Slave Trade in two minutes 315 years. 20,528 voyages. Millions of lives. By Andrew Kahn and Jamelle Bouie Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, … More The Atlantic Slave Trade in two minutes

‘White People’, MTV’s groundbreaking documentary about race, by José Antonio Vargas [Video]

+++++ Branching out +++++ • To learn more about what the term “white privilege” refers to, you can these articles here and here. • Watch the trailer for “Dear White People”, a 2015 film directed by Justin Simien: • Read this comic about priviledges by Jamie the ignorant American:  

The Brooklyn Follies

Paul Auster, The Brooklyn Follies 60-year-old Nathan Glass moves into a brownstone flat in the gentrified borrough of Brooklyn after his wife has left him. He is recovering from lung cancer and is looking for “a quiet place to die”. I was looking for a quiet place to die. Someone recommended Brooklyn, and so the … More The Brooklyn Follies

The British, a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

 The British Take some Picts, Celts and Silures And let them settle, Then overrun them with Roman conquerors. Remove the Romans after approximately 400 years Add lots of Norman French to some Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Vikings, then stir vigorously. Mix some hot Chileans, cool Jamaicans, Dominicans, Trinidadians and Bajans with some Ethiopians, Chinese, Vietnamese … More The British, a poem by Benjamin Zephaniah