How America’s Elite Colleges Were Built Upon Slavery

How America’s Elite Colleges Were Built Upon Slavery

November 13, 2019 6 By Stanley Isaacs


wife’s doctor rad man pleads i Sam what I’m getting at from your
guess is basically the university colleges just reflect the contemporary
culture politics and economics to their society this is definitely a dog bites man kind
of story I’m not sure why the scholars research seems to be greeted with
surprise in the media maybe because some of the some kinda
fantasy the ivory tower still being separate from the rest the society will
still exists I think wilder’s research shows us that
this fantasy was even less true in the past when universities probably had more central political role in society than
today I mean I think there is some but i i think some %uh what you’re saying is is true frankly I am but I do think the notion love how the role that these universities play they don’t just reflected they play an
integral part informing it I mean obviously the economics at the time dictated that they would reflect these
things arm in I think the fact that they did so in
such a stark way and I think there are a lot of people
who do have assumptions you know and now is why I started the
interview with a question about what his assumption was that the role
that universities plane I think the idea that when you talk about being
reflection that is a passive relationship to society: you know you can find things that are are are passive reflections all the time up society but they also then because it the nature of the
university’s have a more important impact then say ice cream parlor that won’t serve
african-americans as being a reflection of society the de
Pepe are they they perpetuate the system and
I think in some ways not just perpetuated but enhance the system and I think also their use as colonization tools is really important when you think about were let’s say the gate at the Gates
Foundation is doing where with with the money driving education has a very distinct relationship to society: it is both
reflective and also I changes society in so i think thats I
think there’s some very important nuance in there I will say that you know somebody
interviews I i watched in red I am prior to you know as part of my
researched for for this interview I think spent too
much time on my make the president Ivo the Princeton had this many slaves in that I just I didn’t find terribly
surprising in an aunt I think that is more reflection also I
think the success rate was pretty astonishing to like how big a difference it made not
surprising that there would be money from the source is flowing in but
he talked about the failure rate universities ok yeah I dot with my dad
actually that’s great well I’m EPA yeah I think a lot of this
too is too stuffy don’t think about and I mean if you really think about it
you contemplate okay the slavery trade was basically what trade wise you know i mean on some level
or another it you know there was some type a
multiplier effect a minute it he said a resonate throughout our economy in
such a way that I am he it was bound you know where else are people gonna get
money at that time to build these have institutions I found it particularly interesting in
terms of love the way that it weighs I am use
consciously or unconsciously as a weapon he in in colonizing this country because in in what we can
get into I’m my mistake was what the implications are proselytizing
christian Ising one generation native americans did I to the Native American culture and how
that’s a degraded I their culture and then their society