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  • Title: Civil Rights Journal, Vol. 5
  • Autor: United States Commission on CIVI Rights
  • Editor: Forgotten Books
  • Relaese Date: 27 September 2015
  • ISBN: 1331332702
  • EAN: 9781331332701
  • Language: English
  • Age of Range: 15 years
  • Edition: allinonedrucker.net
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 74 pages
  • File Size: 14MB
  • Rating: ★★★★★
 

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Description Civil Rights Journal, Vol. 5 by United States Commission on CIVI Rights

Excerpt from Civil Rights Journal, Vol. 5 Abolitionism is a quaint word, a 19th century word, a word that conjures up woodcuts of frocked men with muttonchops and bluestockings in whale-bone corsets- we can imagine them now, over-earnest types milling about the podium, the speaker in a teapot pose, one hand stabbing the air, the other palming a bible. It all seems so effortful, so Sunday-schoolish. Even the Civil War, which ought to invoke a hushed respect (as many Americans died in one day of lighting at Antietam as died in 14 years in Vietnam), seems antiquated, a toy-soldier version of itself. Only it wasn'
t, of course. And the men and women depicted in those textbook illustrations were every hit as ambiguous, troubled, and complex as ourselves. In truth, they may have one up on us: they, at least, could claim a strenuous moral engagement in their time, whereas we often seem to float above any serious political work, preferring the sham of symbolic recognition over the substance of change. What passes for progressive political action today far too often benefits those who are already politically mobilized over those who are not. Case in point: It took a CIA report to bring some public attention to the massive number of women and children being brought into this country every year to work on terms of indentured servitude and slavery. A leaked copy of the report led ta story in the back pages of the New York Times which led to... absolutely nothing. No Congressional hearings, no demonstrations, no coalition of outraged constituency groups demanding that our government do more to end this scourge. To be an abolitionist today risks sounding like a flat-earther: a champion of the eccentricly anachronistic. Except that there are slaves today in America. This bears repeating: There are slaves today in America. According to the CIA report, 50,000 new slaves arrive on our shores each year. They work in our fields- they work in our clothing factories- they work in brothels and on street corners. But who now is saving, as Frederick Douglass said to his enslaved brethren, "
 
 

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