Just wanted to make a quick update. I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s been a lot of misinformation that’s been making the rounds on the internet lately. As such, I feel like I need to put something out that will give folks the tools to evaluate some of the claims that have been making the rounds. The next video (but I will probably be filming tomorrow) will be from the “Say What?!!” series that will evaluate a new video by Dane Calloway in which he claims:
1. Harriet Tubman is a fictional character.
2. The recent archaeological find of her father’s home in Maryland a few weeks ago is not real.
3. The underground railroad was not a network of safe houses to ferry runaway slaves to freedom but rather…
4. The underground railroad is a literal underground transportation system that has existed since ancient times.
I would give you to a link to the video, but I can assure you viewing it will result in a severe loss of brain cells. I will put a link to the video in the description when I release mine with the disclaimer that it’s to be viewed at your own risk.
I just want to clarify the purpose of this series. It’s not a debunk video, or a debate video (this is not something that I would ever consider wasting my time debating under any circumstances). Rather, it’s an exercise in pointing out flawed epistemology, why it’s flawed, and hopefully helping folks recognize claims that are similarly flawed. I was prompted to do this after seeing well-meaning self-taught “historians” passing along “woke” information as, “The origin of the term ‘picnic’ comes from gatherings of white folks where they would ‘pick a n***** and go hang him.'” there are a lot of folks outside of academia who are interested in learning about black And I’m all for that. The problem is that they don’t really have the tools to separate fact from nonsense. I’m hoping to change that.
I do apologize if this sort of thing isn’t your cup of tea. I will be returning to the more traditional lessons in the following week when I explore black women during the Great depression.