Harvard’s African slaves

On March 30, 2016, Harvard University president Drew Gilpin Faust (Jewish spouse, Charles E. Rosenberg) in an Op-Ed published at The Harvard Crimson, entitled, Recognizing Slavery at Harvard, said that it’s time to come out of closet and admit the fact that African slaves were used to built the university.

Although we embrace and celebrate the storied traditions of our nearly 400 year history, slavery is an aspect of Harvard’s past that has rarely been acknowledged or invoked. The importance of slavery in early New England was long ignored even by historians, and the presence and contributions of people of African descent at Harvard have remained a largely untold story. But Harvard was directly complicit in America’s system of racist bondage from the college’s early days in the 17th century until slavery in Massachusetts ended in 1783, and Harvard continued to be indirectly involved through extensive financial and other ties to the slave South until to emancipation. This is our history and legacy, one must acknowledge and understand in order to truly move beyond the painful injustices at its core,” Faust said.

Dr. Faust, however, was at loss to acknowledge that both labor and sex slavery is still Alive And Well In America. How American could avoid the $150 billion annual trade?

Afro-American make nearly 15% of American population, but has only one member in the Senate, Tim Scott. Contrary to that Jews makes less than 2% of country’s population, but have 10 Senators (Democrat 9, independent 1).

American historian and author Dr. Craig Steven Wilder (MIT) in his book, Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery and, the Troubled History of America’s Universities, says that almost all Ivy League Universities (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brown, Rutgers, Williams, Dartmouth, and University of North Carolina) – are drenched in the sweat and sometimes the blood of Africans brought to the United States as slaves.

When you think about the colonial world, until the American Revolution, there is only one college in the South, William and Mary. The other eight colleges were all Northern schools, and they’re actually located in key sites, for the most part, of merchant economy where the slave traders had come to power and rose as financial and intellectual backers of the new culture of colonies,” Wilder said.

On January 25, 2015, Israeli president Reuven Rivlin made a history. He became the first Zionist president to address 2,500 Black Zionist Christians gathered inside Brooklyn’s Christian Cultural Center. The congregation is lead by Center’s founder evangelist pastor A. R. Bernard (father of 7 sons and 7 daughters). Rivlin said that Jews and Blacks have a shared history of struggle, and warned against Holocaust denial.

Louis Farrakhan, leader of Nation of Islam, in book, The Secret Relationship between Blacks and Jews, has documented Jewish racism against Black people.

One response to “Harvard’s African slaves

  1. Harvard has racism within its structure in many ways. My father was a Black Panther who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard, and his experience there, then and now, is one of a “good ol boy” network.

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