Slavery, racism, and genocide, America’s horrors, are seldom discussed in the “manifest destiny,” of our “shining beacon on a hill.” It is difficult, nearly impossible, to separate the phenomenon of slavery from racism and white supremacy since both of the latter were used to justify permanent enslavement of African Americans. Nor is this a sectional…

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Sadly, white supremacy and racism are much in the news these days. Our president recognized “good people” among the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and similar groups in Charlottesville in August 2017, encouraging them.   The greatest paradox of America has been the existence of castes of people excluded from the Declaration of Independence’s central premise…

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I’ve already published an essay on this topic, but since Southern Mythology asserts that some slaves fought for the South, I’ve re-examined the topic with important new insights: Some things are certain. Many masters or their sons took slaves to the field as orderlies, and in some, probably many instances those slaves actively participated in…

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By Rosemary Wright » 14 Mar 2019 Official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid” by Dr. Eugene DeFriest Bétit ________________________________________ 4 out of 4 stars ________________________________________ Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid, by Dr. Eugene DeFriest Bétit, contains the history of racism in the United States. It tells about the racial prejudice against African Americans since…

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After two weeks of what seemed like solid proof-reading here in sunny Sarasota, I received the final galley yesterday. The ebook will go live in a matter of days; the paperback and hardbound versions will take up to a month and a half. I hope you will purchase one of the formats. The cost for…

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