The Princess shared this on Facebook. Said it was a terrific essay, so I dod not wait to share.
Deborah Beltran and 6 other well known Dallas activists, challenged the improper distance ordinance suddenly created just prior to the opening of the George Bush Library. We were There! Full Story to come.
Slavery ended in 1865 ostensibly. There’s a growing sociological anthropological scholarlyopinion that slavery actually never ended and is only ending now. Emancipation of the slaves and the eventual emancipation afterwards of Texas slaves; were they free or a different kind of slaves created? My parents used to tell me about sharecropping, mostly my mother, who was raised in the country. Slaves in this way were birthed into freedom only onto unending bond servitude to the European land owner. And at the very moment of freedom, legislature enacted a series of anti-African American laws, designed to subjugate a people. They were known as Jim Crow laws, but some not mentioned as such were Federally enacted, with the high courts handing down Dread Scott to the gallows. Clearly Madison thought being enslaved was worthy of a declaration of war.
Slavery ended in 1865 ostensibly. There’s a growing sociological anthropological opinion that slavery actually never ended and is only ending now. Emancipation of the slaves and the eventual emancipation afterwards of Texas slaves; were they free or a different kind of slaves created? My parents used to tell me about sharecropping, mostly my mother, who was raised in the country. Slaves in this way were birthed into freedom only onto unending bond servitude to the European land owner. And at the very moment of freedom, legislature enacted a series of anti-African American laws, designed to subjugate a people. They were known as Jim Crow laws, but some not mentioned as such were Federally enacted, with the high courts handing down Dread Scott to the gallows. Clearly Madison thought being enslaved was worthy of a declaration of war.
Let us take a look at annotated history on the matter. Without saying directly, scholarly work supports the premise that slavery never truly ended.
Is this where we thought we would be? Or where we thought we should be, with slavery itself struck down, even if by delay. That just means you’re in Texas. Now what? Looking at all the data, African Americans are slaves of long term cultural bias known as privilege. This means if you are melanated above a certain level, various privilege statuses disappear. “Segregation in the South and discrimination in the North did create a sheltered market for some black businesses (funeral homes, beauty parlors, and the like) that served a black community barred from patronizing “white” establishments. But the number was minuscule.” (Black Progress: How far we’ve come, and how far we have to go
Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan ThernstromSunday, March 1, 1998, page 1, par 6) https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brookings.edu/articles/black-progress-how-far-weve-come-and-how-far-we-have-to-go/amp/#ampshare=https://www.brookings.edu/articles/black-progress-how-far-weve-come-and-how-far-we-have-to-go/
Slavery and discrimination worked concomitant as true slavery was ending with discrimitory worker abuse vs death by sharecropping. That is, dying so poor, you could not then bury your self, incurring to your generations ponzi unachievable debt. These sound like the bonds of a slave to our meagre ears, we must be reading a different set of scholars.
And so we trudged into the 20th century, we bootstrap tribe, always measured by Europeans against our achievement outliers, so that we lacked self esteem Even the academic counterpoint, which this is, hath to make this tiresome journey with a people, no one in his right mind could today call freedom. They were free to be surrounded by two deadly options and immigrating as they could for their very life, before biblical level sharecropper usury caught them dead, where they were, dead without a grave! This is how it feels to live as a sclavos, in the Latin, having little then to do with ethnicity, we now know that to be yet another myth, thus obstacle to observation. The definitions of Slavery, especially flowing from free servitude into unpaid land bondage or serfdom, was thus fulfilled!
“Debt bondage slavery is one of the oldest forms of slavery that continues into the present
day.” (principle writer as instructor: Arianna Nowakowski) (2008, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver)
pdf study intro “Finally, it is important to emphasize that whatever form it takes debt bondage is fundamentally a mechanism for drawing the vulnerable into slavery. It works on several levels, on one hand justifying and rationalizing enslavement under the cover of debt, and on the other hand pressing the (enslaved) debtor to accept their situation by placing the responsibility for repayment upon them.”
This scholarly article is very clear on the matter of the serfdom of African Americans in the 1800’s going forward, they were slaves in all but names, fleeing slavery into the arms of discrimination, or remain a debt slave. These are the inadvertent definitions used by deceptive rhetoric in the first cited conservative viewpoint on African American poverty as a blown up self pitying, whole ethnic sized, its very existence in the journals or annotated web, bears up this thesis. Even the view of US Slavery is detained by the journals and their publication choices.
Going into the 20th Century, my father grew up to indebtedness for the dream of educating the 4 of us. They went into debt, we received the superlative tutelage of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, and the Sisters of Marie of Namour. But the slavery, the unwritten barriers to everything! This was apartheid inside and outside the institutions of Dallas life for my mother and father and 4 children, 3, 2, 1, and little brother 0 (no planned parenthood as the White man had begun lying about that, for his Hickstian base sustainability. Everyone knows how the Illuminati, which hateth hicks, lies about Hickstianity, to get Republican politicians in place, and they serve the every wish of these forbidden to name Elites, in honor of dear dead Molly, I’mma call ‘em the, Voldemort Elites, you can call em Bildeburgers, Hudson River Kings, Baby Sacrificing Satanists, or the generic Illuminati, whatever, they most likely infest the American Castles lining the upper Hudson River Valley. They are the big slavemaster of all us! Though I am asking you academically, perhaps for the first time, the view from out African American eyes. What a journey, what an ending eh, dear reader? Goodnight.
(Final Thoughts and the support for Confederate Monuments to come)!
Brainspank has an interesting written piece on voter behavior. (Not scholarly)
This is a video that refused to upload to the TV channel
Long but superbly annotated and scholarly. Have to come back to this when I’ve time to follow each reference.
It’s annotated and recommended by Ann Garrison!