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Harvard sued by descendant of slave photographed in 19th century

Harvard sued by descendant of slave photographed in 19th century

A descendant of an American slave on Wednesday sued Harvard University to gain possession of photos of her great-great-great grandfather. The photos, depicting a black man named Renty and his daughter Delia, were taken as part of a study by Harvard Professor Louis Agassiz. Tamara Lanier of Connecticut accused Harvard of celebrating its former professor who studied ’racist pseudoscience’.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 1 year

Race baiting to make a buck off of a 170 year old photo that quite literally illustrates how far science and the culture have come. Wait... Maybe I can make a buck off one of my ancestors many oppressors and the photographs of those events. ... Yeah, Harvard owes this woman millions!

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

What the fuck. You cannot teach people anymore with photos of Holocaust or blacks or Japanese internment. Because feelings. History does not care about your feelings. Stop punishing the little bit of education we have left.

Magister Mortran
Magister Mortran 1 year

I f there are no photos any more to prove the opposite, I will start claiming that slavery never happened in America. I do not think that this idea works well for the Black victim culture.

MyOpinionIsNotImportant 1 year

Lets just erase history because of emotions

ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

Why are people so quick to profit from slavery???

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

they should do this.... if she wins she gets money. if she loses she gets a one way ticket to africa to escape toxic whiteness

MightyMargulis 1 year

as a decedent of a 4 holocaust survivors and 32 who didn't. if any one is using pics of my family to teach about it, thank you. and i want a copy.

IIZard 1 year

Some might say it's a stereotype, demanding things that never belonged to you

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 year

Give her a copy and that's the end if it. Note that she would have no photographic trace of her ancestor if not for Harvard.

Wheeleze Rides
Wheeleze Rides 1 year

Those eyebrows... wow...

beanie weaine
beanie weaine 1 year

This is absurd

Korvin Carry
Korvin Carry 1 year

who would actually agree with this?

Ryan 1 year

She isn't suing to win the case, she's suing to win a settlement from Harvard. As much as I hate Harvard they are in a bit of a pickle. Being accused of racism does the progressive university double down and take this to trial potentially exposing themselves to bad publicity? Or do they just give this woman some money to shut up and never speak of this again? My money is on they settle out of court.

AlexJ 1 year

Ok, you want slavery? Well, if you say so.

Morbo 1 year

and the appropriate response is fuck off!

M.Twain 1 year

MM, you might want to read the NPR article to find out how the slave photos were used. Louis Agassiz had the photo's commissioned to help him prove a theory he supported Polygenism. What you are calling for in your praise of Harvard's use of the photo's would be the use of holocaust photos to perpetuate the theory that Jews are an inferior people.

Bingo Dingo
Bingo Dingo 1 year

How can you play the victim card when you sue for all remaining pieces of evidence of 150 year old victimhood? Seems a bit counterintuitive.

DKO 1 year

I Dissented this:

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