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Old 07-04-2020, 02:32 PM   #141 (permalink)
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How you count is important, though- a plantation owner was most likely the one person counted as owning the slaves
Have you looked at the percentage of the African slave trade that went to North America?
They used these seats earned by counting slaves to impose things like the Fugitive Slave Act on free states, denying them the right to decide who was free in their own states.
This is why slaves were counted as 3/5ths of a person in 1789.


You have to admire the dry wit (and bravery) of the people of Hong Kong. This graffiti is the first [two] line[s] of the Chinese national anthem.

Ye who refuse to be slaves.

(in the background, that's a lot of air conditioners!)


Change my, you know, the thing.


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