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America’s ‘Peculiar Institution’: Slavery And The Making Of A Nation

Date: March 9, 2016 | Categories: Opinion All, Opinions, Popular Post, Structural Racism,

By Imam Khalid Griggs Slavery, in all its hideous iterations throughout history, was, paradoxically, the outgrowth of “civilization.” In more primitive groupings of human beings such as hunters/gatherers or subsistence farmers, slaves would have been viewed as burdensome additions to an already tenuous existence. There was no hidden or apparent advantage in being responsible for the food and shelter of …