Reconstruction: What If?


This post doesn’t live here anymore. It migrated to my other blog:

The Big No-No:  An Outsider on American Fascism, where it resides under the title:

“What Would Black History Be if the Reconstruction Era Had Continued?”

4 responses to “Reconstruction: What If?

  1. Slavery is our countries original sin. I’m not sure that we’ll ever come to grips with the issue of what we call race in this country, which is still divided clearly over those same lines from over 500 years ago. If President Obama has one white parent and one black parent representing a white lineage as old as his African lineage then why is he a “black” man rather than a “white” man (neither color is the color of anyone’s skin anyway) and not just simply a man or rather just simply an American? In this country, The color of a person’s skin is still his or her most defining trait (and in many American’s minds the only defining trait) and that is just plain stupid and sad.

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  2. Mike Ignatowski

    I just read a fascinating article that argued slavery didn’t really end in America until 1945. It was one of those rare articles that changed my view of the world. http://weeklysift.com/2014/03/31/slavery-lasted-until-pearl-harbor/

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