Author Says Millions of Americans Still Think Slavery Was a Good Thing

By: Middle Passage Press
Slavery Beneficial
Slavery Beneficial
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 3, 2023 - PRLog -- Noted political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson in his new book, Who Says Slavery Wasn't Beneficial, observes that millions of Americans still think slavery wasn't a bad thing. Hutchinson observes that the BBC in a 2014 survey ticked off rationales still often uttered in the defense of slavery. They included:

*It's natural that some people are slaves

*Slaves are inferior beings

*Slavery is good for slaves

*Slavery would be too difficult to abolish

*Slaves are essential to certain industries

*Slavery is acceptable in this culture

*Slavery is a useful form of punishment

*Slavery is legal

*Abolishing slavery would threaten the structure of society

*Living in slavery is better than starving to death

*Free men should be able to become slaves if they want to

Even more, Hutchinson, says polls found one out of five Trump backers said slavery should not have ended.

In Who Says Slavery Wasn't Beneficial, Hutchinson takes a sharp look at the past and present history of the raging debate over slavery. Hutchinson meticulously traces the arguments prominent American slavery apologists put forth to defend slavery. He examines how those arguments continue to generate much confusion if not outright support among many Americans.

Hutchinson places the present firestorm over the alleged "benefit" of slavery squarely within the context of the relentless war by the GOP and the ultra-right on teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT). Who Says Slavery Wasn't Beneficial is a fascinating, but frightening, dissection of the continuing bitter division over race and racism in America.

Source:Middle Passage Press
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