American Slavery

An African American Perspective on U.S. Exceptionalism

Submitted by Ajamu Baraka on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 16:14

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka

Russian leader Vladimir Putin caused great consternation when he countered President Obama’s assertions of American “exceptionalism” in the pages of the New York Times. But the crimes of the United States are no secret to those who have been “invaded, enslaved, murdered, subjected to systematic racist dehumanization and colonized” by America.

1776, The Slaveholders’ Revolution: A Review of "Negro Comrades of the Crown"

Submitted by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 14:51

 

by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson

Blacks posed a military threat to the slaveholder’s plans for an independent America. “Horne’s history of African-Americans fighting on the side of Great Britain against the United States and its racist regime shows that the continued hostility of the United States government at all levels toward African-Americans is not the product of mere cumulative prejudice against people of color.”

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