Side-Tracked, Bought Off,
Hoodwinked, and Bamboozled: What is the State of Blacks
So, there has been a lot in
the media lately about our hero, Nat Turner, and his
“insurrection/revolt/ rebellion/revolution.” And with
the release of the 2016 film, “Birth of a Nation,” any
discussion of Nat Turner has become a virtual landmine
of political correctness.
For instance, the Chicago Tribune recently produced an
article stating a skull that is supposedly the skull of
Nat Turner was given to former Gary, Indiana mayor
Richard Hatcher for his proposed National Civil Rights
museum in Gary. The skull was given to Hatcher 13 years
ago, and he presented it to two of Nat Turner’s
descendants on October7th, 2016 at a private National
Civil Rights Hall of Fame luncheon.
Following the trail of possession of Nat Turner’s skull,
we know that after Turner was hanged he was decapitated,
and his head was rumored to have been taken to a
university laboratory in Chicago...probably to “study”
to find the brain “abnormality” that would cause Blacks
to want to seek their freedom.
After all, it was only 20 short years later that U.S.
physician Dr. Samuel A. Cartwright “identified” the
dreaded Black disease “drapetomania,” which he claimed
was what caused Blacks to want to run away from their
This idea, along with other “Negro illnesses” he
“discovered,” such as “dysaesthesia aethiopica” (the
desire of Blacks to destroy their masters’ property) and
“negritude” (the “lazy” attitude of Blacks which kept
them from working as hard as their masters wanted), were
widely” “believed at the time.
Were they “discovered” by doctors examining the brain
and skull of the late Nat Turner in their laboratories?
Was Nat Turner’s skull slightly larger or smaller than
the “average” Black person’s of the time, thereby
leading to wild and crazy theories? Were there more
convolutions in the frontal lobe of his brain, thereby
causing him to imagine himself and other Blacks free?”
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