What Would You Have Done During Slavery?: What You Are Doing Now

Re-post, by Max Prathas, Abolition Today.org

I often think to myself…
“A bunch of folks talmbout what they would have done if they were alive in the antebellum slavery period are straight up FOS. Full of it.”

You’re alive right now while slavery is legal and in practice. While a dozen states and growing are in the process of abolishing slavery through their constitutions. While the most racist president in modern history is demonizing and criminalizing entire groups based on race and class. While the largest caged population to ever exist on earth grows larger.

While they hunt and kill us in the streets. Brutalize us behind bars. Sell us like cattle through prison stocks and jail bonds.

I know you wouldn’t have done anything then because all you’re doing now is turning a blind eye and practicing willful ignorance.

This message isn’t for those who do, it’s for those who don’t and won’t. I see you. Punk ass. If you were around in 1860 you might be conspiring to get that Tubman bounty money.

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