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Since the colors are never what they look like, It’s useful to understand the color in two ways : the RELATIVE color and the ABSOLUTE color.
The Relative color is the color as it is seen, according to the perception of the eye and the translation from the brain to the…
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I began reading the book which zapatones advised, Understanding Spain. And the first sentences just resonates with me well:
Julián Marías was a genius. There’s no other way to describe him. Every single chapter shows a completely different way to understand reality. But he was a philosopher, and those people have the ability of seeing the world in a way we can only dream of.
I think I found a good analogy to show how preposterous an idea of comparing major slave trades is in terms of “worse” and “better”.
For example, everyone knows about Trans-Atlantic slave trade, but most do not know much about Roman, Greek. Korean, Egyptian, Chinese, Arab, Russian, etc slavery….
I think the case of Jewish people in America has to do with the US identifying Jewish people as part of its demographics. There were several campaigns to attract immigrants from Eastern Europe, many of which aimed at Jewish people. So, Americans may consider that any attack on Jewish people in Europe is closer to them than, say, an attack on any other nationalities that may have been political rivals in history (i.e. Russia). Same with Africans, the slavery of black Africans is a key point in American history, so it’s a subject that they may make their own. However, the slavery carried out by the Romans or Turks did not affect them directly, so it’s not something they relate to. It would be the same with every single nationality, but Americans are the biggest one here, and, given the amount of attention they’ve given to their history in movies and any sort of cultural creation, some of those issues have become universal (universally manipulated, I’d say).
What’s amazing about this is that there have been books showing the kind of slavery industrial workers faced in places like the US. But I guess the Romantic view of those years clouds the mistreatment of all Americans and immigrants. At the turn of the 19th century, Jacob A. Riis published How the Other Half Lives, a book documenting the inhumane conditions in which the American lower classes lived in New York. It has text, engravings, photographs as well as surveys and official documents. And the best part, it’s in the public domain and you can get it from free on Google Books. It’s considered part of the works of the muckrakers, which tried to expose this side of industrial progress. There are scans and transcripts of some of their works online.Here’s an entry on muckraking journalism which includes primary sources (at the bottom of the page) and also a list of authors with more primary sources in each article. They covered from political corruption to the exploitation of older people and children, the abuse committed against immigrants by political institutions and even the physical violence against both men and women.
We all have our biases that affect how we perceive reality. That is the difference between your opinions as another person and your work as an academic: A regular person can allow themselves to ignore parts of any knowledge to believe in whichever theory they want. An academic is required to prove that their stance is valid, so you cannot make up facts or simply participate in the oppression olympics. An academic must go further and abstract themselves from specific facts, while using them to prove their point: they can specialise in a particular instance of slavery, they can study the sources that only cover that case, but they cannot (must not) make generalisations based solely on those sources (let their biases mislead them). Someone can be the most brilliant linguist there is and make mistakes while typing. A historian may know of the many different civilisations in the world and feel that some are closer to their heart than others. Yet, no linguist would claim that ignoring grammar and spelling rules is okay, and no historian would consider that certain people had it worse. It’s not about who suffered the most, but what caused it and what ended it; what perpetuates it and what impact it has in every place it affects. When working in the soft sciences you find yourself constantly making abstractions and trying to explain the bigger picture, which means you need to leave personal biases and feelings aside and face the facts. By now, you might have guessed that this is why I dislike most of the “history” posts that get famous on Tumblr.