In my opinion those businesses and countries that profited from slavery and are flourishing today should pay reparations and balance power in politics and economics for those nations from which slaves came. It will never be enough, but it’s better than barely acknowledging it, denying it and continuing to benefit from the continued subjugation and disempowerment of those nations.
Yesterday, David Olusoga of BBC Two published a documentary on Britain’s Slave Owners part 1: Profit and Loss. His work was very profound, and was of course very painful, as it dealt with slavery. Here is the synopsis, from BBC Two website:
For nearly 200 years, the meticulous records that detail this forgotten story have lain in the archives virtually unexamined – until now. In an exclusive partnership with University College London, historian David Olusoga uncovers Britain’s Forgotten Slave Owners…
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