What's the fuss, tell me what's happening.

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  1. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    My opinion, obviously a response in a conversation...

    I think that is just it the patriarchy and racism/slavery have been held up by govts and religions for millenia....it is ingrained as a right to abuse and control those you have power over...

    Or you will lose that power. And that has put fear in the hearts of white men every time it is discussed.

    We live in fear when we are the minority they will treat us like we have treated them.

    Consider, is it true there are more black people in prison making license plates and washing machines for a few dollars a day TODAY in America than there ever were as slaves a hundred years ago?
    We call that progress and reform?
     
  2. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Considering that 100 years ago was already 1920, the answer to your question is - Yes.
     
  3. RJM Corbet

    RJM Corbet God Feeds the Ravens

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    I get tired of the victim card.
     
  4. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    What is the victim card?
    Ok, 200 years ago or at its peak...

    My bad, math is hard.

    Me thinks you'll find the answer still yes.
     
  5. RabbiO

    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    The 1860 census listed just under 4 million slaves. The total current federal and state prison population in the U.S. is, I believe, somewhere around 1 million - and that number includes not only black prisoners.

    So, actually your premise, after moving the number of years back in time, is incorrect.
     
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  6. wil

    wil UNeyeR1

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    • In 2014, African Americans constituted 2.3 million, or 34%, of the total 6.8 million correctional population.
    I concede the number of blacks incarcerated at slave labor today is around half what it was at its peak.

    As dramatic improvement a century and a half later, let us call it success!
     

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