Thursday, July 19, 2018

Coleman Hughes: "Black American Culture And The Racial Wealth Gap"

It's going to take awhile to get my head around this.


Anonymous cb said...

"But slavery is hardly the root cause of America’s prosperity. If it were, then we would expect American states that practiced slavery to be richer than those that did not."

Yes, that's exactly what we would expect, barring of course some sort of catastrophic event that inflicted a disproportionate amount of harm to the economies of states that relied on slavery. Maybe the author should pull out the ol' US history book and see if anything like that happened, maybe around, I don't know, the 1860s?

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Critical Spirits said...

^You do realize that you are implicitly claiming that the southern states' current prosperity couldn't be a direct result of slavery, then. If they made a profit from slave labor, only to lose it, and then become prosperous once again *after* slavery had been outlawed, then it doesn't appear that Coates's claim holds up in the way he thinks it does.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good point, cb. Do you think the ol' US history book might be able to shed some light on how such 'disproportionate harm' happened to take place? Anything to do with one side being only able to field an army so poorly equipped it once entered a battle to try seize a train load of shoes?

10:37 PM  

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