Black People : Important!!!! "Slavery By Another Name" on PBS

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    "Slavery by Another Name"
    premieres on PBS Monday, February 13, 2012 at 9pm ET / 8pm CT (check local listings)

    Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.
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    For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today
     
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    I had to turn it off. I want to go hurt someone now. A 30-40% death rate, makes me wonder how we ever survived?


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    Dang, I missed it.
     
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    Don't do that.

    Don't turn it off.

    Don't hurt anyone.

    It is part of our legacy.

    Our history.

    "History is a clock people use to tell their political and cultural time of the day. It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. The history tells a people where they have been and what they have been. Where they are and what they are. But most importantly history tells a people where they still must go and what they still must be . The relationship of history to a people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child."
     
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    I know. I turned it back on. I will watch the entire replay later. I will calm down and realize some things my ancestors use to tell me and why they left the south. A few days later, I wont want to hurt anyone. But I will become an activist, again


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    I saw everybody tweeting on this but i was so into the BET Honor Award show that i missed it.....

    It comes on again @ midnight and 8:00 pm 2morow night. So either way, I'm still able to see it.
     
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    You should


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    The program was excellent! The one thing that stood out by white peoples standards was that "Slavery Didn't Officially End Until 1942" The second thing that stood out was that "the Black Boule" was not going through what the masses were going through. The third thing that stood out was that, they did mention W.E.B. Duboise as one of the so called founding members of the NAACP but they were careful to not say what group or people actually founded it.

    The fourth thing that was said but was basically said BETWEEN THE LINES was that, "they never had any intent on actually freeing Afrakan peoples, which is why they modified it to state that "The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime". This meant that we had to socially and legally be redefined in order for slavery to stay alive and we were. One should read; Criminalizing a Race by Dr. Charshee McKintyre.

    I also noticed that they stayed away from the topic or the people who were attempting to develop us into an independent people. Therefore there was no mention of Booker T. Washington or Marcus Garvey, who still as of this day, had the largest black organization that there was. The entire program was built around a system of white people and our dependence upon them. It did however give another perspective (without outright saying it) as to why so many of our people during world war II joined the military...it was not for the love of this country, it was because "anyplace was better than here with what they were going through".

    The fifth thing that stood out was the sheer fact that "our people literally built this country" and that the economic development and well being of this country was directly tied to free labor. Incidentally, one of the major reasons that Greece, Spain, Rome, France and Britain are going through such economic hardships today is that, "all the free reserves of money that they had from the free labor of our peoples is running out". Capitalism can not and will not survive unless there is an under class for the rich to make their money from. As such, the criminalizing of our young on a bunch of bull---- is what once again, has fueled the privatization of prisons in America with our children as the new slaves for crimes that are not worth the time that they receive for it.


    I wrote all of this to basically let us know, nothing has changed....just the fashion in which it is executed. The statement by the Corrections Corporation of America is simply a statement that says; "We need to start locking up more people if we want to prosper"....meaning that, this country was developed on our labor, it was industrialized and agriculturalized on our labor, it was defended on our labor (military) and if it is to be maintained, it must be maintained on our labor (prisons).

    The only thing about all of this, for our white people lovers, is that "they are the only group that profits from our demise, our labor and our present condition. There's a lot more to this but I'm not feeling it because to be real about it, maybe 5% if that, of the people on this site, are really concerned about us as a people to the exclusion of white people or those who do not look, live or have our history and culture.
     
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    You can watch it online here:

    http://video.pbs.org/video/2176766758

    It was so good I was going to create a thread sharing the link but I saw Oldsoul has already made one.
     
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