Homework Question on The Holocaust of enslavement
- Identify a newspaper article (worldwide) that will echo what we have covered in class so far. In class we have talked about the holocaust of enslavement so this is the topic that you will be looking for.
- Be sure to distinguish fact fro opinion; evidence-based statements from empty rhetoric;and solid journalism from sensationalism.
- You will then write a 2 page,
- Double spaced
critique of the article:
- Why you find the article compelling enough to write about it
- How does it connect the past and present
- How it relates to what we have covered in class
- Why its relevant or not, to talk/write about it.
Homework Answer on The Holocaust of enslavement
The article by The Guardian, “Malcolm X’s daughter on Juneteenth: We’re in denial of the African holocaust” is compelling to write about because it touches greatly on the history of the black people. The article states that it is relevant and important to talk about the entire history of the black people, as it is a way to respect the ancestors, acknowledge their struggles and provide motivation for today’s struggles (Gambino, par.1)
It is compelling to write about this article because it talks about one of the most significant days in the black American history, June 19, 1985, when slavery came ended. Secondly, it mentions some of the people that were involved in the history of Africans. These people include Malcolm X, Queen of Sheba, Nelson Mandela, and Dr. Martin Luther King. Thirdly, the article implores the African American people not to forget about their past by acknowledging the African Holocaust, talking and sharing the experiences of the slave trade that form an essential part of their history (Gambino, par. 3)
The article connects the past and the present by highlighting that it is important for the African Americans to go presently back to the trans-Atlantic and Arab slave trade and develop compassion for the African experiences. It explains how people do not like talking about this history since they may be branded as racists or unsettled in their lives but they should still consider taking time to listen and discuss these issues.