Tag Archives: W.E.B. Du Bois
“Just as you can recognize an impoverished country by its widespread poverty, you can recognize a racist country by its widespread racial inequity.”
It is only by confronting the past that we can end the perpetuation of these crimes in other forms.
]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.
Du Bois also knew that the costs of maintaining empire were offset by the profits. “What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?” he asks.
The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame
The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac> How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame By Lawrence Weschler Nov. 1, 2011 TomDispatch A bit over an hour into the five-hour drive across the ferrous red plateau, heading south toward Uganda’s capital Kampala, suddenly, there’s the Nile, a boiling, […]