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Nothing New To See Here…America Has Always Used Black Bodies To Make Money and Despised Them At The Same Time

Posted on the 29 April 2014 by Eastofmidnight

I think I need to point something out to my white liberal friends.

When it comes to the ideas of Cliven Bundy or Donald Sterling…there is nothing new to see here. America is America because of the labor of black bodies that have been used, abused, and despised all at the same time.

But here’s the dirty little secret nobody really wants to deal with…white liberals aided and abetted this. From the time of slavery, where Northern factories made products whose raw materials were worked by slave hands and banks that made money off of slavery and all things associated with it; to now with the prison industrial complex and move to privatize elementary and secondary education, America is constantly creative in its ways to make money off of the fear of, and the talent of, black bodies.

Don’t get me wrong…I know things have changed, at least on the individual level. That means nothing when the system is set up so that black and brown children are suspended from preschool for “offences” that white children only get a reprimand for. It means nothing when black and brown families with good credit scores were pushed into sub-prime loans for homes when white families were put into prime loans.

There is nothing new to see here friends. Let me know when that changes.


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