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Original Sin: "There is No United States Without Slavery"

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  • This has been my argument for a long time. Americans are always waiting for the end to racism, but a country that is born with slavery - that had slavery institutionalized by it's founding fathers - has a blot that does not wash out.

    I'm convinced that no amendments to the Constitution can ever erase the stink of what this country was from it's very beginnings. The sooner we learn to live with that and deal with it honestly, the better off we'll be in the long run.

    There are some admirable intentions in our

    • The fundamental cornerstone of the economic wealth of the country, and the enabler for succeeding England after a mere century, this was the uncompensated labor of slaves.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson

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