This documentary examines to what extent racism is a product of 17th century economic globalisation.
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OMG!! I saw all three episodes in one sitting!! Thanks for posting which everyone could see this.
Dark pages in histories world society
Did racism start soon after the European exodus in the 1490′s with Balboa, Vasco da Gama and Diaz? Has this anything to do with the indigenous ‘catastrophe” tomorrow morning – re hunger and housing etc.- given that many Europeans in the United States the most ‘successful’ country in modern times also have a similiar predicament tomorrow morning.
What makes the US the most successful of countries? I have been to many others with far more culture and with matching economies…. Why does it always come back to the United States?
It’s incredible how everything is connected… particularly when it comes to equality and respect for each other. If it weren’t for the movements against slavery and the civil rights for blacks and other non-white groups, women and people with disabilities wouldn’t have their rights and freedom. Most people forget that each time more civil rights for minorities were given so too more rights and opportunities were given to other groups who were held down, like women and people with disabilities. It wasn’t too long ago (the 1970s) asylums were homes to thousands of people with disabilities that weren’t violent or useless at all… even having basic learning disabilities back then was viewed as a family embarrassment and it would condemned that individual to living a miserable existence in these modern death camp hospitals and institutions. The civil rights movement, which was originally created to give blacks and other non-whites equality, also gave way rights, privileges and opportunities for people who couldn’t even speak, hear or know those words. If it weren’t for these movements there wouldn’t be IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) or any other policies, rights or programs that helps bring forth the potential and needs of every citizen within the United States. I thank the heroes of the civil rights movement and overemphasis their importance… especially in Black, Women and Hispanic Heritage Month…, because without them there would still be death camp hospitals and institutions (asylums) working their evil deeds on those of us with disabilities. I know the rights of every people are still being fought throughout the world… mostly within the education and economic systems… but we mustn’t forget the long journey and wars that it took just to get to where we are now and see that without those sacrifices and battles many of us wouldn’t be here today… reading/typing comments, watching amazing documentaries on the net, supporting our families and put forth great contributions into our society and culture. :) Yes… it is definitely all connected.
I made the mistake of eating lunch while they explained the torture of a mentally disabled black man in front of 16,000 people… big mistake. it’s make me sick to think of how “normal” that behavior was. i would like to think that my ancestors were not involved in those lynchings, but who knows? if lynching a black man was just part of life, i probably owe my existence to at least a few people who are sadistic, cruel, arrogant vermin… barely people at all.
Mentally disabled, black, AND tortured – ewwwww.