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  •  Not all slavery systems (4+ / 0-)

    Not all slavery systems define the child of a slave as automatically a slave.

    The specific act of saying that the child of a black person was automatically a slave was the cornerstone of the white supremacist ideology in America, which in turn is the cornerstone of Southern (now American) conservatism - the idea that white Christian Americans are now God's chosen people, tasked with enforcing His brutal rules at home and even globally.

    Even though most conservatives would deny being racist, look at the chaos and madness that a black president has caused in their ranks compared to the more genuinely radical FDR.  White supremacy was the foundation of their world-view even if they didn't realize it.

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