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Voice of Black Studies Blog
Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Surely, it is not sacrilegious to assert or even unpatriotic to affirm what history and current practice already prove: that "America the Beautiful" has an ugly side, indeed a monster side, in spite of its songs, tweets, Facebook "likes" and general propaganda of self-praise. Such a Janus-faced, two faced, character was present at the beginning of America’s creation, but its "beautiful" side was put forth as the whole of what it was. The image was cultivated with racial and religious arrogance, untruth and exaggeration, recruiting religious language and leaders to support its claims to other peoples’ lands, lives and resources through conquest, colonization, enslavement and occupation. And in the midst of all this destruction, there was/is a studied denial of the devastation being imposed on the targeted people in these systems of suppression and slaughter, whether at home or abroad.  Read Full Text


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