Have No Internet, Cannot Be Interesting About It, Have Nothing Of Value To Say

I've moved house, and have now had no wifi for three weeks. I'd like to be interesting, and write an insightful passage about how being unable to plug into tumblr and facebook constantly has enriched my life and helped me start reading again, but I only have two hours free wifi at this coffee shop, … Continue reading Have No Internet, Cannot Be Interesting About It, Have Nothing Of Value To Say

The First American Slave Owner Was Black…And How This Doesn’t Change Anything (Part 1)

For years, this was my only source on the beginning of US history. Broad and logical-sounding, it resonated, but I didn't yet have the time or the inclination to find out more...what really was there? Turns out, quite a bit! "Religious Freedom" The timeline starts, according to Wikipedia, in 1619, in the newly founded town … Continue reading The First American Slave Owner Was Black…And How This Doesn’t Change Anything (Part 1)

A Research Post on how Racism, Capitalism, and Sexism created American Slavery (prelude)

I've been spontaneously researching this the last few days after I saw a post making a shocking claim that "only 1.4% of people owned slaves in 1860!", followed by claims that the first slaveowner was in fact, black. Obviously, these are pretty big claims, and I realised I knew nothing about the start or timeline … Continue reading A Research Post on how Racism, Capitalism, and Sexism created American Slavery (prelude)