Mississippi Ratifies 13th Amendment Abolishing Slavery … 147 Years Late

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Frank Moraes says:

    Given how the criminal justice system is still used to oppress minority groups, maybe Mississippi shouldn’t even be ratifying it even now. I highly recommend Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, which is probably the best political book I’ve read since The Shock Doctrine. Her argument is that slavery was replaced by Jim Crow which was later replaced by the justice system (mostly the War on Drugs). Anyway, slavery as such may be outlawed in this country but perpetual servitude is not.

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