By Dr Selwyn R. Cudjoe
March 01, 2021
“No society can smash the social contract and be exempt from the consequences, and the consequences are chaos for everybody in the society.”
—James Baldwin, Conversations
There are two troubling aspects of slavery and colonialism that remain within our consciousness even though we claim that slavery and colonialism are conditions of the past. The first is the self-hate that these socio-economic formations have created in Black people and a resulting tendency to do everything to prevent fellow Blacks from moving forward. Frantz Fanon discussed this condition in Black Skin, White Masks.
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