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By Dan Carlson
Prairie Ponderings 

Slavery Is Ongoing


August 11, 2021

Americans like to say we did away with slavery in the 1860s. This is false. Before I present some facts I suspect many readers are not aware of, I state unequivocally that slavery is evil, reprehensible and an abomination to basic human dignity. Let my position on it be known before we look at uncomfortable truth.

Some portray America as evil, founded on the backs of slaves. A nation that stands out among others as unique for its exploitation of African Americans. This view is also false. Yes, America did participate in slavery, which is reprehensible, but it is not unique in having done so...

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