[Blackstudies-l] I prefer to use "enslaved Africans" instead of "slaves" in my classes

Maria Lima lima at geneseo.edu
Tue Oct 6 13:45:34 EDT 2015


to grant people their full humanity (or at least try).

What textbooks are doing (see what my student sent to my "Novels of the
Black Atlantic) is an OUTRAGE!

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From: Marisa Powell <mrp13 at geneseo.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 1:38 PM
Subject: Interesting Article
To: engl424-01-spr15-googlegroup at geneseo.edu


http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/us/publisher-promises-revisions-after-textbook-refers-to-african-slaves-as-workers.html?_r=0

This is an interesting article to think about when considering the idea of
rewriting history and why it is important to have novels and academic
resources that don't sugarcoat or skate around this incredibly important
part of history.
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