The Beginnings of Blaxploitation


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By Robert Wesley Branch. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This is the story of the beginnings of Blaxploitation. This is also the story of, perhaps, the biggest "pusherman" in your life - and the drug he is selling you: white gold, also known as sucrose, processed and refined sugar. This is, too, the story of the Dominican sugar plantations in the Caribbean - and the slave labor camps that keep workers in a perpetual state of poverty, so that Americans (and others) can indulge their sweet tooth 24/7. [TRWBS #233 - Sugar Blues - April 15, 2017.]

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