Thursday, May 10, 2012

Abolish slavery 2012?

Did you ever imagine that in 2012 it would be necessary to protest against slavery!? Slavery was history & in the US it was a buried past, not taught in schools, often justified by historians as good for slaves, considered guilt-baiting & living in the past if it was raised. And yet, this group is protesting outside the Brazilian Parliament (on Tuesday) where they’re debating a constitutional amendment on whether to penalize slaveholders by confiscating their property. Justice would be better served if the slaves were allowed to vote on the amendment (no debate would be required!) & determine the punishment rather than having the golfing partners of the slaveholders adjudicate! (Photo by Eraldo Peres/AP)

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