12 Years a Slave and The Roots of Institutional Oppression

Dear  BMI colleagues,

In his article, How Slavery Feeds Today’s Racism, from today’s online edition of THE ROOT, Tufts University History Professor Peniel Jospeh explains how the film 12 Years a Slave exposes why the stubborn roots of institutional oppression refuse to die.  You may remember that Professor Joseph was one of the keynote speakers at our Fifth Annual CUNY BMI Conference, The Politics of Progress from Abolitionist Frederick Douglass to President Barack Obama, held at LaGuardia Community College in October 2010. 

To read Professor Joseph’s article, please visit:

http://www.theroot.com/views/how-slavery-feeds-todays-racism

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