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1619 (Introductory Editorial) (pp. 4-5)
"Our founding ideals of liberty and equality were false when they were written. Black Americans fought to make them true. Without this struggle, America would have no democracy at all." (pp.14-22)
Chained Migration: How Slavery Made Its Way West (pp. 22-26)
"In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation." (pp. 30-40)
Why doesn't the United States have universal health care? The answer begins with policies enacted after the Civil War. (pp. 44-45)
Kevin M. Kruse
A traffic jam in Atlanta would seem to have nothing to do with slavery. But look closer... (pp. 48-49)
What the Reactionary Politics of 2019 Owe to the Politics of Slavery (pp. 50-55)
How False Beliefs in Physical Racial Difference Still Live in Medicine Today (pp.56-57)
Why Is Everyone Always Stealing Black Music? (pp. 60-67)
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the 'white gold' that fueled slavery. (pp. 70-77)
Slavery gave America a fear of black people and a taste for violent punishment. Both still define our criminal-justice system. (pp. 80-81)
How America's Vast Racial Wealth Gap Grew: By Plunder (82-83)
“An Update to the 1619 Project,” New York Times Magazine, 11 March 2020.
There is a link to a YouTube video discussion of the project at the end of the article. When you access the video, advance to the 14:30 time. The actual discussion begins just after that point. Before that you simply have the opening title.
Alan Bailin, M.L.S, Ph.D.
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