Oppression Is Never Chosen By The Oppressed. But Our Humanity Can Release Us From Its Coils: Harriet The Film, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Water Dancer ,” And The Choice

By Annette M. Alston Kanye West did apologize for his outlandish statement that slavery was a choice, thank God. But Kanye only repeated what is often reflected in our history-education-deficient society.  The statement elicits righteous, angry, raw emotions. The oppression of a people–whether they be the ancient Hebrews, aboriginal people, Africans on the continent, Middle … Continue reading Oppression Is Never Chosen By The Oppressed. But Our Humanity Can Release Us From Its Coils: Harriet The Film, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Water Dancer ,” And The Choice