Sunday, June 20, 2010

breaking from vacation: Tim Wise versus Henry Louis Gates

How to End the Slavery Blame-Game by Henry Louis Gates - "President Mathieu Kerekou of Benin astonished an all-black congregation in Baltimore by falling to his knees and begging African-Americans’ forgiveness for the “shameful” and “abominable” role Africans played in the trade. Other African leaders, including Jerry Rawlings of Ghana, followed Mr. Kerekou’s bold example."

It's short. Read it. Then, if you want to despise Tim Wise, read Pardon You: Racism, Reparations and the Politics of Blame (as Explained by Henry Louis Gates Jr.) by Tim Wise | ZSpace