African Culpability and the Atlantic Slave Trade: Evasion as Critique

Most critics of Henry Louis Gates’ recent New York Times Op-Ed (the ones that I read on the USAfricadialogue listserv, where I participated in the debate that it sparked) seem to be critiquing the essay he didn’t write. The accusations seem to range from “he didn’t discuss European culpability,” to “he did not acknowledge African victimhood,” to “he is minimizing and excusing Euro-American culpability.”
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Added May 07, 2010
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