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Slavery was never about race: 7/24/2021 00:47:54


Knights Templar
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1) Slaves were chattel and it was about property rights
2) Every known culture has been enslaving people of their own race including Africans in Africa long before any slaves were shipped to the Americas and it is in fact Western Civilization that began the revolutionary practice of outlawing slavery.
Slavery was never about race: 7/24/2021 01:33:15


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Slavery was never about race: 7/24/2021 19:21:55


Emperor Justinian
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imagine taking the bait
Slavery was never about race: 7/25/2021 16:05:37

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prinz von Preußen
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Lol, looks like Ben here wasn't smart enough for his own good. Slavery is bad, and every culture on this planet has enslaved people at some point, including their own race. Israelis were probably the only civilization to not enslave people.
Slavery was never about race: 7/25/2021 19:39:49


RainB00ts
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Except they enslaved people
Slavery was never about race: 7/25/2021 23:07:39


καλλιστηι
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Every culture on this planet has enslaved people at some point, including their own race.
Why the past tense?
https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/2018/data/maps/#prevalence

Slavery was never about race
Not because of race. Slavery was/ is a way how to maintain a successful civilization successful. In the world, there are that many resources. If you want to have a high standard of living, you need to drain them from others. Ancient civilization drained war captives, we drain Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. Oh, and also animals.
Racism was just one of the ways how to maintain a stable slavery system. Not the cause, but I wouldn't say slavery was never about it.
Slavery was never about race: 7/26/2021 00:03:00


RainB00ts
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That was when the only factors for production were land and labor.
Slavery was never about race: 7/26/2021 11:25:51


Emperor Justinian
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And purple cows and spaghetti rain
Slavery was never about race: 7/26/2021 11:30:11


Emperor Justinian
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By the way, racism is a horrible way to maintain a successful slavery system. Slaves should have the opportunity to advance in society as inspiration to do better. The southern slavery system was both cruel and incompetent.
Slavery was never about race: 7/26/2021 11:34:59


Tac(ky)tical
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all slavery and any sort of indentured serventhood is, in my opinion (and fortunately the opinion of majority of world) wrong.
Slavery was never about race: 7/26/2021 11:36:18


Emperor Justinian
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Groundbreaking
Slavery was never about race: 7/26/2021 19:04:52


Darth Grover
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The subject line is a masterfully baited fallacy
Slavery was never about race: 7/28/2021 22:41:07


berdan131
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This forum hasn't seen race/right-wing content in a long time

History has run it's course and we're seeing old questions again....


I'm not sarcastic. Keep up the good work
Slavery was never about race: 8/9/2021 22:01:54


καλλιστηι
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all slavery and any sort of indentured serventhood is, in my opinion (and fortunately the opinion of majority of world) wrong.

But not wrong enough to fight against it.
Some materials for jewelry and electronics are gained through slavery. You just walk into a village in a country far enough from the civilized world, take manpower, make them work in your mines, then sell their products to companies, whose customers don't care about the origin of parts of the product they are buying. If someone dies, just repeat the raid.

Not talking about pseudo-slavery, where you abuse the market to get employees who are willing to work in inhuman conditions for a minimal salary. Why do you think so many things are manufactured in China/ India?
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