It is a shame that the institution (a British institution albeit) was ever brought to these shores, and the political break with England should have ushered in the speedy demise of such practice. Slavery had much to do with economics first and foremost, skin color was secondary as millions of Irish slaves (at the hands of the British) found out in the early populating of the "New World". This still goes on today as most Americans are tax slaves to the fed, so yes, slavery in all forms needs abolishing!
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