SLAVERY ISN’T A CHOICE
It could never be!
Recently an American in the music sphere stated that ‘slavery is a choice’.
Interesting to note, he’s an African American himself.
The current political, social and cultural climate in America is such that it lends itself to this type of thinking. The mask is off. Racism, white supremacy, dominance, distortion of facts, ignorance of history or plain shameless self-serving.
You pick the reason!
I find it so difficult to wrap my mind around this type of thinking. I can’t fathom how this happens.
“When you hear about slavery for 400 years … for 400 years?
That sounds like a choice. You were there for 400 years and it’s all of y’all.
It’s like we’re mentally imprisoned.”
Slavery might have ended on paper after the Civil War, but many white landowners did everything they could to exploit newly freed slaves well into the 20th century.
Thousands of black laborers across the South were forced to work against their will as late as the 1960s – a new form of enslavement that went on in the shadows of rural America.
“As it appears … full read/full credit”
On this episode of DAILY VICE, we traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.
They talk to a man whose family was held on a plantation against their will into the 1950’s and Antoinette explains how she uses decades-old records to uncover how slavery was perpetuated long after the Civil War ended.
~~The Slavery Detective of the South~~
~~Published on Feb 27, 2018~~
VICE’s Akil Gibbons traveled to Louisiana to meet genealogist Antoinette Harrell, the “slavery detective of the South,” who tracks down cases of modern-day slavery and abusive labor practices.
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