state-of-the-art Slavery

Slavery has not gone away. Much depends on how you interpret “involuntary servitude”.

Amendment XIII

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

I refer to modern slavery as being state-of-the-art since these more subtle forms morphed or evolved directly sub umbra from that overt form of chattel slavery so familiar to public school students.

I do this only to provoke serious thought and earnest conversation.

Slavery has not gone away; but it is state-of-the-art.

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About The Twentieth Man

Age 67
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