Neo-slavery arrives, delivered by the Republicans.
November 17, 2020 § Leave a comment
Subject: The Long, Disgraceful History of American Attacks on Brown and Black Women’s Reproductive Systems
Aloha Ms. Lennard:
May I suggest that one view, for argument’s sake, these attacks and restrictions as “badges” and/or “incidents” of slavery as forbidden in the 13th amendment in the sense that they restrict freedoms in the same way that slavery would have i.e. “You mus have massa’s permission in order to do X.” Taken individually one isn’t enslaved, but cumulatively they act like a slave code for those who were unfree during the time when slavery was legal–non-white, non-male, non-propertied. Is the parallel 100%, no but few parallels are 100%. “From above” white men’s freedom unrestricted, non-whites non-men freedoms are restricted. I have not perfected the argument nor assembled the evidence but my instincts tell me the parallels of “unfreedom” are profound.