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  •  American slavery has been devastating. (4+ / 0-)

    Its effects, which persist into the present day, are atrocious. Yes, we DO need to talk about slavery, as a formative influence in American society. If your analogy with the holocaust is imperfect, it conveys the urgency this discussion should rightly have.

    Racial discrimination is rife. It's justified by crackpot best-sellers about "lower average IQs" of dark-skinned races supposedly resulting in their academic and vocational under-performance. Thugs shoot up poor neighborhoods every day.

    Let's put it out there on the table.

    It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

    by karmsy on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 08:13:16 AM PST

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