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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

There was a documentary on this: http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/home/

As a white kid with a typical American education in the 1980s and 1990s, I thought any discussion of slave reparations was absurd. By the 1990s slavery had been gone for 125 years, what's the problem? But in fact slavery effectively still existed through those programs into the 1930s and even now prison work programs still occur and profit in particular from the fact blacks are more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for certain classes of crime even when accounting for social class (income, assets, and so forth).

I'm still not sold on slave reparations, but I think discussing something that ended completely 150 years ago is dramatically different from something that ended 80 years ago and partially continues to this day.

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SmellyJ0220 wrote

That slavery was abolished is the biggest myth of all time, what you say about prisoners? Especially those that are forced labors in private prisons.