The 400-Year-Old Wound Wrenching the Heart of America — Truthdig RSS

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Four hundred years ago this month, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia. Slavery is often reduced to a crime of America’s long-ago past. But enslaved labor created the backbone for America’s capitalistic economy, allowing it to grow into — and remain — the world’s leading economy today. Related Articles America Must Make…

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  1. Thanks for posting this, Kreb. Jessicah Pierre clearly delineated the stark income disparity between Whites and Blacks over the past four centuries in general, and from 1983 to 2016 in particular. Her thesis is accurate and irrefutable, but once again the comments reveal the cognitive dissonance that kicks in immediately by non-White readers who had already reaffirmed their Racist stance from word one forward. I doubt if they even skimmed the article before spewing bigotry at practiced length. Closed minds snap shut within nanoseconds. Every time.

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