Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy.
Louis C.K. (via 30thcenturyboy)
Slavery in the territory that is now the United States lasted more than 330 years. We will be 330 years removed from slavery in the year 2195.
I don’t even agree. Chattel slavery will be done for that long by that time. The U.S. has maintained many forms of slavery since then and it has never been fully abolished via 13th amendment allowing for the enslavement of prisoners. We have 25% of the worlds prisoners and most being used for labor are Black and brown. You can still buy a dude if you run private owned prisons and state work camps
watch Slavery By Another Name. all about how slavery basically transitioned to indentured servitude, then chain gangs and then prisons as they are today. its some awful shit.