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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    Not just illegal, but frowned upon...by both sides. Trust me, I know.
    Even my liberal parents were not totally on board at the beginning. It works out.

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    Even my liberal parents were not totally on board at the beginning. It works out.

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by PleasantValley View Post
    I think our recent history of FREEING people from slavery has more than made up for our 150 year old past.
    There are more slaves today that there have ever been. Including 40-60,000 in the USA.

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    I was bombarded from grandparents on both sides. They claimed I looked like them. Love prevailed, as it should, but it took a few strange paths.
    If its any comfort, Jews are no better. We visited my grandmother in a nursing home when my son was a baby and "very white". Her first words upon seeing him were "you took a chance?". Unbelievable. I guess it was apropos that she was forced to rely on primarily black care givers later in life. What to do.
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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    If its any comfort, Jews are no better. We visited my grandmother in a nursing home when my son was a baby and "very white". Her first words upon seeing him were "you took a chance?". Unbelievable. I guess it was apropos that she was forced to rely on primarily black care givers later in life. What to do.
    We have to have coffee. Btw, I am the favorite, because I look "more like us". A claim by both sides. Oh the burden.
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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Most of which were criminalized in the South, and their promoters jailed, bankrupted and worse, some of them were put to death.
    Maybe, but they had influence in Congress slowing, if not stopping the expansion of slavery to new states.

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    Third to last, Peru and Brazil remained slave states after the US.
    Peru banned slavery in 1856.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afro-Peruvian#Slave_trade

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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    We have to have coffee. Btw, I am the favorite, because I look "more like us". A claim by both sides. Oh the burden.
    Unfortunately other than my mom my kids never knew their grandparents. However my wife's mom treated me very well. Always pestering my wife to make dinner etc. Made sure my cleats were cleaned after softball when she visited. Stuff like that. My kids can pass for "white" but can also get dark tans. Funny my daughter was dating a white guy and that ended badly. Now its a black guy and white guys are now ugly. I like to hide in the basement.
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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    Unfortunately other than my mom my kids never knew their grandparents. However my wife's mom treated me very well. Always pestering my wife to make dinner etc. Made sure my cleats were cleaned after softball when she visited. Stuff like that. My kids can pass for "white" but can also get dark tans. Funny my daughter was dating a white guy and that ended badly. Now its a black guy and white guys are now ugly. I like to hide in the basement.
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    Re: Was America too slow to free the slaves or is the record pretty good given the plant's history?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerace117 View Post
    They may have claimed to, but this was not true. In fact Chinese were kept as plantation slaves until the 1870s when they were liberated by the Chilean Army during the War of the Pacific.

    There’s some exhibits about this in the Museum of Military history in Santiago


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