Removing the Confederate Flag from Statehouses is Good but Ending the Slavery that it Represents is More Important

It’s shameful that a Prison-Based Slavery system still exist today.
When the 13th Amendment was passed, it contained a loophole that allowed individuals who were convicted of crimes to be held as slaves. Here is the relevant text from section 1 of the Amendment:

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© Josh Sager – June 2015

Last week, several states—including South Carolina, Virginia and Alabama—removed the Confederate flag from their public buildings and are signaling their intentions to abandon the symbol for all state uses (ex. license plates). This is very encouraging and definitely a step by southern states towards distancing themselves from their racist histories.

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Unfortunately, the removal of the Confederate flag is a largely rhetorical gesture, given the fact that many of the same evils that the Confederacy stood for are alive and well—one of these is the institution of slavery.

Yes, slavery still exists in the United States today. While it isn’t as pervasive or brutal as it was in the past, slavery has survived the decades since its supposed abolition by moving into the prison population. In many states, inmates are forced to work at little or no pay and are horribly punished if they refuse…

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2 thoughts on “Removing the Confederate Flag from Statehouses is Good but Ending the Slavery that it Represents is More Important

  1. Tptw have everyone believing that there is a separation of blacks & whites such as , for example, white privelige. It’s all done intentionally to fool you all as whatever color skin you have or had during the civil war, which , by the way. Wasn’t over Slavery,and as you may know we are all slaves in their matrix.once again history’s written by the victor or more accurately the subservs elites.

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    • Great point, the divide and conquer tactic is in play here for sure. The media and gov’ts play it up to fulfill their own agenda, and it’s not for the benefit of the ppl they are supposedly serving.
      As they say in poker, “If you’ve been in the game 30 minutes and you don’t know who the patsy is, you’re it”.

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