Past Time to Remember Slavery

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans   The scars of slavery haven’t healed.  Evidence abounds in the open wounds of blatant racism and deep-seeded, systemic discrimination towards African-Americans which manifests itself from top to bottom in our political, financial, and cultural experiences in the country that date from slavery until today, and, sadly, tomorrow.  The existence of slavery and its …

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Emancipation, Django, Slavery, and Lincoln

Ideas and Issues

New Orleans          To celebrate New Year’s Eve, we went to see Quinton Tarantino’s Django and thoroughly enjoyed the movie.  I understand this is controversial and that deadly serious topics are supposed to be dealt with solemnly without humor, but to the degree that Stephen Spielberg’s Lincoln was all about him and the politics of emancipation, Django …

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