This is the story of the beginnings of Blaxploitation. This is also the story of, perhaps, the biggest “pusherman” in your life – and the drug he is selling you: white gold, also known as sucrose, processed and refined sugar. This is, too, the story of the Dominican sugar plantations in the Caribbean – and the slave labor camps that keep workers in a perpetual state of poverty, so that Americans (and others) can indulge their sweet tooth 24/7. [TRWBS #233 – Sugar Blues – April 15, 2017.]
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