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  •  There have been no amends (0+ / 0-)

    for slavery; it is arguable that with mass incarceration of black men that slavery was never eliminated... all that really changed was the means to acquire slave labor has gone from the auctioneer's gavel to the judges' gavel.

    The same slave codes antebellum became black codes postbellum with few modifications; legal systems were skewed to punish black men to the fullest extent possible and their incarceration allowed the state to treat them as slaves... and even today, it still does...

    Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

    by awesumtenor on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 11:46:11 AM PDT

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