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Douglas Blackmon
« on: August 26, 2018, 06:19:07 am »

Saw this intriguing guest on MSNBC's Politics Nation hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton, Writer  Douglas A. Blackmon talking about his book,  Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.

Considering that our worn-out, disorganized criminal justice system is utilized as an extension of America's bygone slave era, you might discover Mr. Blackmon's findings on this subject rather useful.

Here's an excerpt from 'Slavery by Another Name':

“When white Americans frankly peel back the layers of our commingled pasts, we are all marked by it.

Whether a company or an individual, we are marred either by our connections to the specific crimes and injuries of our fathers and their fathers.

Or we are tainted by the failures of our fathers to fulfill our national credos when their courage was most needed.

We are formed in molds twisted by the gifts we received at the expense of others.  It is not our “fault.”

But it is undeniably our inheritance.”
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