A minor event in Americas history.
Wow. The disrespect to my fucking ancestors are you fucking kidding me! How dare you!
Made his fortune in the slave trade:..
Anonymous asked: This nation wasn't "built" on unpaid labor, that was a minor aspect occurring only in the south. It was built on the backs on men (not women) who strived to advance no matter the circumstance of their birth. Basically they achieved things instead of whining on tumblr like you guys do. What a novel concept!
Haha oh man
New York started as a major trade city from the slave trade, and capitalists all around the US were invested in the slave trade and the plantation economy.
Beyond that, capitalism has always depended on domestic unpaid labor (hence your ‘not women’ comment), and the growth of the internship industry shows how much modern day capitalists are yammering for the good old days of the 1840s.
nyc wanted to secede from the union and join the confederacy to keep that slave labor going. the north might not have had plantations, but who do you think was running the factories that processed imports from the south? slavery was HUGE in nyc and boston. if i remember correctly, harvard was one of those ivy league schools that accepted slaves as tuition payment.
the capitalistic aspect of slavery is so interesting because it makes you realize how little people know about slavery when they feel they need to open their mouths about it.
At one point in the early days of slavery New York City owned more slaves than South Carolina (the largest slave owning state) …: slavery also fueled a lot of industry.. There wasn’t an industry that didn’t invest in slavery.. Clothing, ship builders, rope makers, grocers etc
Im gonna always talk shit—-pure shit about Madonna. Especially since she called black men the most aggressive men she’s encountered…(when Warren Beatty and Sean Penn did horrible things to her but white men aren’t the most aggressive in her…
No I brought it up in lieu of the comments she made about black men in spin magazine decades ago. She said all of this crap about black men being violent and here she was in domestic abuse situations with two white men but black men are the face of violence to her? I wasn’t using her situation for leverage… Just to illustrate that point.
that IS using her situation for leverage. saying black men are the most aggressive is disgusting. don’t “illustrate that point” by using her personal experiences with domestic violence. again victims of domestic violence are conditioned to trust, fear, forgive their abusers, even depend on them & dragging that shit out public is just…ew. fuck madonna but as a survivor of domestic violence myself i cannot stand this shit going around. i understand the context of the post and get it, i really do, but regardless holding her responsible for not acknowledging violence of white men against her (which is separate from holding her responsible from her racism) comes down to what a good victim of violence is and just is a cultural attitude thats gotta be taken into consideration
I’m sorry but I have to disagree. I don’t think the abuse she suffered at the hands of white men can be easily separated from her comments about black men. Again considering the legacy of violence enacted upon black bodies and the damage white women’s lies (or truths) told about black men have inflicted on our bodies historically—- especially from a performer who activity steals and profits from black culture… I just can’t let her personal trials stay personal. Her words and modes of performance have real consequences to them as often white peoples words do. So if she can offer up a critique of black men that is racist but cannot actively take a stance against white male supremacy, having been a public Victim of that abuse I mean I just can’t sit and let that go idly by. That’s not something black women have the luxury of divorcing from their art or their politics, why should Madonna be held to a different standard?