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  •  Slave labor (5+ / 0-)
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    texasmom, ramara, achronon, JDsg, sturunner

    This beautiful temple in Charleston South Carolina, the second oldest Jewish house of worship in the United States, was likely built by slaves.  The University of Virginia has a marker remembering the slaves who built the campus.  Slave labor is, sadly, part of our history, just as it was part of ancient Israel's.  Slaves built our greatest monuments then and in the more recent past.

    "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

    by Navy Vet Terp on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 07:48:37 PM PST

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