Sunday, September 12, 2010

Slavery Was Work

I have tried really hard to keep certain issues off FB so I will vent on my blog. I just have to say that anyone who says "we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having to work for real, think for ourselves, and take consequences along with the rewards" in an attempt to make a point is incredibly ignorant. Putting aside all the political crap going on, I am just offended at the thought that someone actually thinks of slavery as non-work. Furthermore, the 'consequences' of slavery were extremely harsh. If a slave tried to think for themselves they may have ended up with a harsh whipping or even worse. In attempting to make light of something to get a point across, this person has just reinforced the idea that many people have no idea why America still bleeds from her very ugly past.

Note to those who prescribe to a certain way of thinking: slavery was work and slaves suffered extreme consequences for even trying to think for themselves!

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