And she makes this claim with such grace and eloquence! Her name is Saida Grundy, and according to LU alumna Amy Lutz, she is an incoming Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies at Boston University.
Under her profile picture at Twitter, Grundy writes, “i regularly neglect to codeswitch on this account. black+feminist+sociologist. and i like it that way.”
Good for her, but not so good for the young minds she has been entrusted with shaping and molding. Here is the tweet:
She also goes on to opine that the “inherently racist term ‘pioneers'” be banned because “your ancestors were land-thieves. noting more.”
But back to slavery being a “white thing.” As a scholar in African-American Studies, presumably Grundy is familiar with the work of fellow researchers in her field. Doubtless she is well acquainted with Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History at York University, and has read his treatise “Transformations of Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa,” which notes that slavery existed as an institution in sub-Saharan Africa long before the arrival of Europeans in the Age of Exploration.
Surely she is aware that, unlike here, the practice of slavery continues to this day in Africa. Or, judging from her rants, maybe not.