Tag:slavery

  • What Juneteenth should mean to America

    On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to ensure all enslaved people had been freed following the end of the Civil War. Six months later, slavery in America was officially abolished with the adoption of…

  • Generational slavery was always their plan

    Let’s make one thing perfectly clear about reparations: before you can support a resolution that calls for a commission to study the issue of slavery reparations for black citizens, you must first believe that today’s black Americans experienced slavery firsthand. There is no way around it. No one can make…

  • Progressive ideology takes us backward

    Katharine Gorka from The Heritage Foundation was a recent guest of the John Locke Foundation, and she discussed her essay How Identity Politics Revives Slaveholders’ Argument For Group Rights published by The Federalist. In…

  • The thorny issue of slavery reparations 

    This summer’s racial protests and violence have propelled the issue of slavery reparations under the national spotlight. It is a central feature of the list of demands forwarded by the Movement for Black Lives — a coalition of “Black Lives Matter” and other related groups. For the first time…