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    Nell Irwin Painter's work on soul murder and slavery highlights the psychological effects of a life of sexual and physical abuse.  

    If the acts committed by the owners of slaves were committed today, they would be criminal offenses.  So often we focus on the immorality of the institution of slavery and not on the hideous consequences of slavery.  Celebration of confederate history month is tantamount to a celebration of murder, rape, and child abuse.  

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