We’re headed to Jared! We begin our multi-part series on the Diamond Industry and the imperialist who started it all: Cecil Rhodes. His entrepreneurial ambitions made him walk 14 hours in a day to conquer a mine that would later become the international diamond corporation known as De Beers. How does this English kid with a heart of an 80 year old build a diamond monopoly off the backs of millions of Africans, have a country named after him, start the Rhodes Scholarship, and create so much power and wealth that he helped orchestrate South Africa’s colonization? The classic fraudster grit that's how! Later Seena and Ariel react to clips from “The Life & Legend of Cecil Rhodes” a British TV series from the ‘90s that is so ‘90s we tried to cancel the younger versions of ourselves. Listen now, guard your jewels, and take care of your feet!
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Calderisi, R. (2021). Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues: Dealing Plainly with the Past(Kindle). Gatekeeper Press.
Rhodes, The Life & Legend ’90’s TV Series via Youtube: