“People were not slaves, they were enslaved” | Ta-Nehisi Coates | Google Zeitgeist 2019

– It was about thinking and being taught that your whiteness is right above all else and because of your whiteness, you are better than … AND yes, people were slaves! why? because they lost their identities self and bodies controlled by an overseer …  most not all slaves didn’t  know their given names let alone their actual surnames … for some blacks, the last name could quite possibly be the plantation name still , not your origin