Tag: <span>Slavery</span>

There is no question that the history most of us were taught in school, including the generations that have followed mine, offered a rosier narrative of slavery than it deserved. Centuries of enslavement, mostly imposed on Africans abducted from their villages and families, converted an estimated 3.6 million men, women and children into property— more […]

It’s not that I’m a big fan of “Gone with the Wind,” which was, in my opinion, a chick flick before that expression became part of the national vocabulary. The movie came out in 1939, many years before some started inappropriately referring to women as chicks and movies as flicks. A quick Googling revealed the […]

I’ve always been fascinated by how good people— people like you and me— can allow horrible things to happen or be so easily indoctrinated into believing that evil practices are somehow okay. For example, how did the German people in the 1930’s not only come to believe that the Jews were responsible for all their […]