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Old 10 March 2016, 04:32 PM
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In all this discussion about treatment, it would be good to remember one particularly horrifying aspect of chattel slavery as practiced in the Americas, particularly once the trans-Atlantic slave trade had stopped: American slavery included institutionalized rape. We have documentation of slave auctions in which individual slaves commanded a higher price for their value as breeding stock.

No matter how oppressed other ethnic minorities may have been, proponents of that particular meme are either incredibly ignorant as to the realities of the African-American slave experience, or else must possess the biggest proverbial stones on the planet to seriously claim that the Irish and African situations were meaningfully equivalent.
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