Beyond Blackface in Europe

Blackface is not a new phenomenon, but the attitudes around it have evolved with the changing times. Today it may be seen as shocking or taboo, but its racist roots can be traced back almost two hundred years. While in the 1800s this “humor” was accepted as open racism that justified slavery and Jim Crow…

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Public Statement by Civil Society Organizations in Europe and the US Representing People of African Descent on Britain’s Historical Involvement in the Transatlantic Traffic of  Enslaved Africans and Its Far Reaching Impacts

Articles appearing this past weekend in both the Guardian and Independent newspapers in Britain reveal the shocking scale of British “slave ownership” found in scores of official records which have found that thousands of contemporary Britons, including Prime Minister David Cameron, are related to “slave owners” who received huge sums of compensation when the “trade”…