Awesome class. I have read a significant amount of "new" history since joining destee, and often, very often, my mind returns to various topics touched upon in your class. I wanted to comment on my initial reaction to your last class - in particular, Khalid Muhammad's approach to Africa - I had an instinctive response (well.. perhaps programmed ) from a class/national/cultural viewpoint - almost forgetting the purpose of your teaching. The next day I came across these words in a book (Hitlers Black Victims - C Lusane) and they cleared that minor point up for me real quick: "..the influence of African American organizations that by the late 1920's had an international reach.. not arguing here that there was or should have been an African American dominance, but only that the differentiated position and status of black Americans gave them a disproportionate influence in shaping global black issues and perspective." Seems so simple. so obvious. Yet a lightbulb moment that has forever changed my view. Until next Sunday!