We need to talk about race—and historical facts | Psephizo

There is so much talk about race with all the stuff from Black Lives Matter.

In 2019 a black pastor from London wrote “We need to talk about race” Many including the Archbishop recommended it, but this blog exposes glaring errors.

It is an excellent read and a warning that slovenly arguments on race will in fact increase racism. These apply to the history of the slave trade and colonialism in particular. Note little was made of the Royal Navy’s gunboat diplomacy against the slave trade after 1807 and how this killed the Transatlantic slave trade.

Knowing a little about the history I find the article is historically very good, though it goes against the trendy hymn sheet.

enough of me , so read it.

Source: We need to talk about race—and historical facts | Psephizo

1 thought on “We need to talk about race—and historical facts | Psephizo

  1. Paul Braterman

    I’ve not read the book, but Psephizo’s criticisms of it seem utterly convincing. It’s essential to get the facts right, especially unpalatable facts, neither diminished not exaggerated. Like the British Navy blocked the trans-Atlantic slave trade from 1807, but the slaves in British-ruled Jamaica were not freed until 1833

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