Hawks 18: Morality

1862: Dr. Esther’s observations of the “peculiar characteristics of the negro”:

~ CIVIL WAR DIARY of Esther Hill Hawks ~

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In her expectations for morality & compassion, Dr. Esther seems to omit consideration of the multi-generational effects of slavery’s structural violence…  Thus, as Dr. Esther mentions “The Golden Rule”, I draw a group of slaves forced to look on while the overseer whips one of their unfortunate peers.  What meaning would they find in a teaching such as “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”?

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