Merlin
They Just Happened to All Be Black
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:53pm
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and were deemed to be sub-human because they were black.

But no, slavery in the South was not racist.

Sweat shop mills exploited their workers, true, but not based on race.

  • Having slaves was not racist.PH🙄🙄EY , Fri Oct 20 5:35pm
    It was a matter a need for workers. There were none. So, the Arabs sold them the excess. The imports could just as easily been white. Of course heaven forbid the sweatshop mills up north be call... more
    • “Slave level pay”Jeeves, Fri Oct 20 6:42pm
      What an interesting phrase. How much were slaves paid? If you were a woman working in a sweatshop, did the sweatshop owner own your child? Could he sell your child to another sweatshop owner? If you... more
      • I was creating a general comparison.PH👏🏾👍🏿EY, Sat Oct 21 10:37am
        But if you must be picky: Slave level pay = room, board, allowance, and medical care. Sweatshop morality: If one's child was ground up in the woolen dyeing process, tough luck. And starvation wages... more
        • From the general to the specificJeeves, Mon Oct 23 10:34am
          You have a choice: you can be a slave on a Mississippi cotton plantation or a worker in a New York factory. Of the two bad choices, which do you choose?
          • That's easy! Slave in the old South.PH👏🏾👏🏾EY, Mon Oct 23 3:33pm
            Better weather, and a health care plan exceeding that of the horses. Frankly, I cannot think of a deeper wider purgatory than to be stuck in NYC on a slave-wage in a cotton mill fire- trap. And da... more
    • They Just Happened to All Be Black — Merlin, Fri Oct 20 5:53pm
      • Sub-human?PH🙄😳EY, Sat Oct 21 10:52am
        If these were sub human then why were they too in attendance in Sunday at the white churches, granted, segregated. I could do an entire litany of inclusion. Much of it in service but then again the... more
        • back then? It sure as hell sounds like it.
          • Yes. It was an economic system.PH👍🏿👍🏿EY, Mon Oct 23 3:41pm
            It's all relative. The large tracts of land could not be productive without low wage unskilled labor. It not like it was personal. Just like with any economic system, there was abuse by a few mean... more
          • I suspect he's saying?et, Mon Oct 23 2:06am
            That that government the Yanks fought for and to strengthen, didn't give much a doodly damn about them after they freed them?
            • Yep! But I left that out.PH👏🏾👏🏾EY, Mon Oct 23 3:45pm
              Don't want to overwhelm the New England Yankees with overload. Siagiah would have made for a real good hoop skirted Southetn belle, mistress of the big house and social queen of Baton Rouge.