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To: Gabrial
My secretary belonged to a Chinese women's group that had as its major humanitarian project the freeing of slaves.

They'd typically find a woman working as a house servant for rich foreigners in the DC area. The woman wouldn't be let out of the house and was paid little ~ just enough to send back to the Philippines or Indonesia for her unemployed husband who'd spend his days in a coffee house.

So, yes, slavery exists in modern America.

I"d suspect Sheila Jackson Lee knows more than her fair share of people who keep a slave or two at home who sleeps in the utility room downstairs.

2 posted on 06/10/2012 8:47:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Interesting points. I was always taught the definition of slavery was the practice of owning slaves (i.e., when one person literally “owns” another person).

I did not make the jump that slavery in this case may have been intended to include coercive or unfair employment.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 9:07:35 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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