Genocide and Gentrification in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
On this episode of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) examines the dynamics of genocide and gentrification within the Gullah/Geechee Nation and how methods of both have been used to destroy Black townships and settlement areas of people of African descent in the United States.
At the United Nations, genocide is defined as:
“any act committed with the idea of destroying in whole or in part a national, ethnic, racial or religious group. This includes such acts as:
- Killing members of the group
- Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
- Deliberately inflicting conditions calculated to physically destroy the group (the whole group or even part of the group)
- Forcefully transferring children of the group to another group”
Queen Quet steps through each of these elements of the definition to present examples of how they have been used to displace and destroy the Gullah/Geechee.
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Destroying Black Towns-Genocide and Gentrification in the Gullah/Geechee Nation
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