Post Tagged with: "slavery"


George Clooney Tackles ‘Original Sin’ of Slavery and Racism in Dark Comedy

George Clooney Tackles ‘Original Sin’ of Slavery and Racism in Dark Comedy

Clooney said the film “Suburbicon” is “about our coming to terms with the idea that we have never addressed our issues with race fully.”

NY Times Must Face Defamation Lawsuit over Professor’s Slavery Comments

NY Times Must Face Defamation Lawsuit over Professor’s Slavery Comments

According to Walter Block, an economics professor, he used the words that reporters attributed to him but removed necessary context, suggesting that Block called slavery “not so bad.”

NFL Hall of Fame Inductee’s Speech Addresses Race in America

NFL Hall of Fame Inductee’s Speech Addresses Race in America

LaDainian Tomlinson honored his great-great-great-grandfather, who was “brought here in chains in a slave ship from West Africa.”

TV Series ‘Black America’ Imagines Nation Built as Reparations for Slavery

TV Series ‘Black America’ Imagines Nation Built as Reparations for Slavery

The show’s themes will stand in stark contrast with those to be depicted in “Confederate,” which depicts a nation where slavery is a modern institution.

Although no script has been written yet, "Game of Thrones"creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have drawn criticism for their new show "Confederate," which takes place during a third American Civil War.

‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Draw Criticism Over New Race Fantasy Series ‘Confederate’

The alternate racial history drama will test America’s audience, for good or bad.

Georgetown Names Campus Buildings After People it Sold into Slavery

Georgetown Names Campus Buildings After People it Sold into Slavery

“Their pain is still here. It burns in the soul of every person of African descent in the United States,” said a descendant of one of the 272 people the university sold in 1838.

Harriet-Tubman-center

$21 Million Harriet Tubman State Park Project Now Open

“Harriet Tubman is a true Maryland treasure and who remains relevant to this very day.”

Ben Carson: ‘Immigrants’ Came to U.S. in the 'Bottom of Slave Ships’

Ben Carson: ‘Immigrants’ Came to U.S. in the ‘Bottom of Slave Ships’

The new HUD secretary described enslaved men and women as immigrants.

Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Ties to Slavery and White Supremacy

Yale Renames Calhoun College Over Ties to Slavery and White Supremacy

The move prompted a Fox News personality to quit his position at the university.

Columbia University Examines Ties to Slavery

Columbia University Examines Ties to Slavery

"From the outset, slavery was intertwined with the life of the college," writes a Columbia University history professor.

107-Year-Old Black Woman, Daughter of Slaves, Ready to Vote

107-Year-Old Black Woman, Daughter of Slaves, Ready to Vote

South Carolina resident Donella Wilson has voted in every national and local election since 1948.

Inspired by Family’s Civil Rights Legacy, Sandra Evers-Manly Launches ‘Films with a Purpose’

DiversityInc talks with Northrop Grumman’s Evers-Manly about her quest to fund films with positive images of Blacks, like Satie Gossett’s buzzworthy film on slavery “Forgiveness.”

Ava DuVernay's '13th' Makes Comparison Between Slavery, Mass Incarceration

Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Makes Comparison Between Slavery, Mass Incarceration

Along with analyzing the state of the criminal justice system, the documentary takes a look at what "Make America Great Again" really means.

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of Slaves

Georgetown to Apologize, Offer Preferred Admission to Descendants of 272 Slaves it Sold

Student activism has led to Georgetown University taking steps to rectify its historic ties to the enslavement of African Americans.

Lynching museum

Thousands of Lynching Victims Honored in First of its Kind Museum

"The smog created by that history of racial inequality continues to compromise our health."

conservatives

Slavery Wasn’t Really That Bad for Some Slaves, Says Fox News’ O’Reilly

In his need to correct First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill O’Reilly said some slaves “were well-fed and had decent lodgings.”

Black Harvard Graduate’s Poetic Speech Goes Viral

A university official told DiversityInc Donovan Livingston “shared an important and urgent message in a powerful way.”

Darker President Obama Pictures Make White People Feel Threatened

A Stanford University study shows "racially-threatened whites motivated to restore the symbolic status of whites in America." " surprising if you think of the Tea Party as a sort of historical bridge to the Trump candidacy," said a Stanford professor.

Harriet Tubman to Change the Face of U.S. Currency

Tubman to replace former President Andrew Jackson as the featured image of the $20 bill; some say it’s a bad idea.

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

The movement Royall Must Fall helped put the wheels in motion.

School Board Bans ‘White Guilt’ Video Shown for Black History Month

There's now outrage in Virginia over an educational video on inequality that has been shown nationally for years.

Frederick Douglass: A Believer in the Social Power of Photography

“Douglass, I think, would have championed the use of cell-phone photography as a tool for social reform,” Harvard Professor John Stauffer told DiversityInc.

Scholastic Shelves ‘Smiling Slaves’ Picture Book

Under pressure, the publishing giant ditches published children’s book about George Washington’s enslaved cook.