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A European missionary's map of Africa, circa 1908 is a sad reminder of the colonial legacy in Africa, which European powers divided up a century ago with little respect for how actual Africans wanted to be grouped. The arbitrary borders are still with us today because African leaders agreed not to dispute them when they won independence. The borders contribute significantly to conflict and unrest on the continent because there are so many diverse communities forced together.

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A European missionary's map of Africa, circa 1908 is a sad reminder of the colonial legacy in Africa, which European powers divided up a century ago with little respect for how actual Africans wanted to be grouped. The arbitrary borders are still with us today because African leaders agreed not to dispute them when they won independence. The borders contribute significantly to conflict and unrest on the continent because there are so many diverse communities forced together.

"Don't keep calm: More Black men are in prison today than there were enslaved in 1850, while Black women are the fastest growing sector of the prison population." Source: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness Learn more from Angela Davis' essay Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex - http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/davisprison.html

"Don't keep calm: More Black men are in prison today than there were enslaved in 1850, while Black women are the fastest growing sector of the prison population." Source: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness Learn more from Angela Davis' essay Masked Racism: Reflections on the Prison Industrial Complex - http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/davisprison.html

BELGIUM. Not so long ago: African girl in human zoo. The 1958 Expo in Brussels had a 'Congo Village' (Congo was a Belgian colony) where Congolese people were 'displayed'. Belgium 1958

African girl in human zoo, Belgium 1958

BELGIUM. Not so long ago: African girl in human zoo. The 1958 Expo in Brussels had a 'Congo Village' (Congo was a Belgian colony) where Congolese people were 'displayed'. Belgium 1958

The first time I heard this and study this in college, it changed my views of the world. Stay woke!

The first time I heard this and study this in college, it changed my views of the world. Stay woke!

[[pp wrote]] Jeez Louise. A reverend, yet. Why am I not surprised? Christianity is used to control those not smart enough to think, brainwash them into waiting for that big reward in the hereafter. Sad, frightening, and just plain wrong.

[[pp wrote]] Jeez Louise. A reverend, yet. Why am I not surprised? Christianity is used to control those not smart enough to think, brainwash them into waiting for that big reward in the hereafter. Sad, frightening, and just plain wrong.

Mbuti tribesman Ota Benga committed suicide on March 20, 1920. He had been brought from what was then the Belgian Congo by missionary Samuel Phillips Verner to be on exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair and later at the Bronx Zoo. Phillips Verner Bradford, the grandson of Verner, wrote a book on his life Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo (1992). #TodayInBlackHistory

Mbuti tribesman Ota Benga committed suicide on March 20, 1920. He had been brought from what was then the Belgian Congo by missionary Samuel Phillips Verner to be on exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair and later at the Bronx Zoo. Phillips Verner Bradford, the grandson of Verner, wrote a book on his life Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo (1992). #TodayInBlackHistory

Shows Congolese under King Leopold II of Belgium with their hands chopped off for not meeting rubber quotas. c. late 1800s

Shows Congolese under King Leopold II of Belgium with their hands chopped off for not meeting rubber quotas. c. late 1800s

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