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First Slavery, Then A Chemical Plant And Cancer Deaths: One Town's Brutal History
By Oliver Laughland and Jamiles Lartey, The Guardian U.S.
This story was produced and originally published by The Guardian U.S. and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk
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Ancestry.com Pulls Ad That Whitewashes Slavery With Interracial Romance
The commercial, set in the Civil War era, features a white man asking a black woman to escape to the North with him so they can “be together.”
Georgetown University Students Call For Reparations
Georgetown University students voted in favor of funding reparations to the descendants of slaves in the form of a student fee.
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Georgetown Students Vote To Give Reparations To Descendants Of Slaves Sold To Fund School
If university officials agree, Georgetown would become one of the first major U.S. institutions to provide financial restitution for its role in slavery.
Harvard University Sued For Allegedly Profiting Off Images Of Slaves
Harvard University is being accused of profiting off images of slaves from the 1850s.
Harvard Sued For Allegedly Profiting From Early Photos Of Slaves
Tamara Lanier of Connecticut is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of photos taken of her ancestors for a racist study.
Fox News' Ongoing History Of Racist Comments
Fox News hosts have a history of finding themselves under fire for showing their prejudices.
Virginia's First Lady Gave Cotton To Black Kids, Asked Them To Imagine Slavery
Pamela Northam said she was trying to illustrate "a painful period of Virginia history."
Outrage After South Carolina Students Told To Pick Cotton, Sing 'Slave Songs' On Field Trip
"I like it when you don't talk back. Make money for me," fifth-graders from Rock Hill were instructed to chant.
Tucker Carlson Guest Says African Americans ‘Need To Move On’ From Slavery
Mark Steyn told the Fox News host the idea of reparations is "nothing real."
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What Do Our Schools Fail To Teach About Slavery?
How does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Flubs Slavery Definition
Gov. Northam made a shaky start to his rehabilitation tour when he seemingly mixed up slaves with servants.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Responds To Criticism Over 'Indentured Servants' Remark
CBS's Gayle King had called out the embattled Democrat for using the term "indentured servants" rather than "slavery."
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Google Celebrates First Day Of Black History Month With Sojourner Truth Doodle
“Here’s to Sojourner Truth, who devoted her life to the cause of speaking truth to power."
Congressman Peter Welch Apologizes For Tweet Ignoring U.S. History Of Slavery
The tweet caused many to wonder whether the Vermont Democrat had forgotten the past.
CNN’s Don Lemon Likens Government Shutdown To Slavery
“What kind of people work without being paid?"
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Texas Students Will Soon Learn That Slavery Played ‘Central Role’ In Sparking Civil War
The Texas Board of Education has approved revisions to social studies curriculums, but some educators say the changes don't go far enough.
Oprah Hits The Campaign Trail
Media icon Oprah Winfrey rallied in Marietta, Georgia, to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Kanye West Goes Twitter Silent, Shuts Down Account
His Instagram account also goes dead after the rapper's flurry of controversial comments and odd behavior.
Kanye West Clarifies Comment About Abolishing 13th Amendment
The rapper tried to clear the air after another controversial remark about slavery.
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Why Does Mississippi’s Flag Still Have A Confederate Symbol?
Flags are used to instill pride and hope, but for many people, the Mississippi flag represents oppression and terror.
Kanye West Calls For Repeal Of Amendment That Abolished Slavery
"Captain America" Chris Evans led celebrity reaction against the rapper's 13th Amendment message.
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Kanye West Didn't Apologize. He Tried To Manipulate Us.
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If Yeezy wants back in our good graces, he has a lot more work to do.
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Kanye West Finally Answers Jimmy Kimmel's Question About Donald Trump
West also apologized for comments made in May in which he called slavery a "choice."
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The 'Modern Day Slavery' Of Prison Labor Really Does Have A Link To Slavery
Activists have called for prison strikes to protest working for low or no pay.
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The Internet Schools GOP Senate Candidate Chris McDaniel About Robert E. Lee And Slavery
Historians pointed out to the Mississippi politician that the Confederate general was quite brutal to his slaves.
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