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Acknowledging and Reckoning with History
February 16, 2023
Historical reckoning, truth-telling, and new traditions of memorialization acknowledging the legacy of slavery are all critical to moving towards restorative and reparative change says Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project Director […]
Why words aren’t enough from companies claiming to support Black Lives Matter
The bar for public reckoning has been set low in the United States. But real change is possible if companies examine their own past failures.
The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.
Before French Jesuit priests planted the first cane stalk near Baronne Street in New Orleans in 1751, sugar was already a huge moneymaker in British New York. By the 1720s, one of every two ships in the city’s port was either arriving from or heading to the Caribbean, importing sugar and enslaved people and exporting flour, meat and shipbuilding supplies.