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Re: “The South shall rise again

Continually characterizing any culture or heritage by its worst historical aspects is racism. If I continually harped on the fact that Suadi Arabia and Yemen did not abolish slavery until 1962, that would be racism.

Please do not respond by claiming that other countries abolished slavery later than 1962. That is wrong. Prior to 1962, some people were recognized as property of other people in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The slaves were property and the slave holders were property owners in the eyes of the law. That was not true in any other country in 1961. Anti-slavery legislation in Mauritania, for example, was about enforcement. Before and after this legislation, slave holders were criminals and slaves were crime victims according to the law. Slavery had been illegal since 1848 or whenever French rule became effective.

Posted by dougtheavenger on 11/20/2010 at 11:10 AM


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