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  •  I don't think galley slaves for the Romans (7+ / 0-)

    were necessarily black....

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'ya aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il ya toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 11:08:53 AM PST

    •  Nor galley slaves in Barbary times. (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, Catte Nappe

      Galley slaves were whoever they captured when sacking this or that population, or capturing another boat or fleet.  

      I think the diarist is confusing two different kinds of slavery here.  There was nothing inherently racist about galley slaves, or making a metaphor to galley slaves.

      Linking to a news article is journalism in the same sense that putting a Big Mac on a paper plate is cooking.

      by Caj on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 01:26:58 PM PST

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