Black People : Modern day slavery in louisiana and mississippi?

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  1. RAPTOR

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (FinalCall.com) - Nearly 150 years after Emancipation, trapped by extreme poverty, isolation, fear and shame, some Blacks remain victims of neo-slavery in rural areas of the South, locked into work in fields, factories and assorted industries.

    While not bought and sold at auction block, these poor Blacks are forced to work, live in shacks, often have no indoor plumbing and are often trapped in peonage, tied to land where they owe owners debts that are never repaid, according to an activist and researcher. Some Blacks are even forced to pay rent to White landowners for dilapidated housing but are fearful of identifying landlords and owners.

    “Slavery never ended and that's the point, it never ended. It just disguised itself in other forms,” says Antoinette Harrell, who is based in Louisiana and has documented the plight of people she describes as modern slaves in America.

    Ms. Harrell has been tracking this problem for the past decade. She knows it is hard for many to accept abusive conditions that amount to slavery exist today. Blacks don't want to believe this is happening in 2010, she adds. But people are forced to stay on plantations in Glendora, Miss., Webb, Miss., Roseland, La., and other places where landowners use isolation and threats of violence to keep these Black workers under control, she says.

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    Antoinette Harrell in Attala County, Mississippi.

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    This story was reported last year.
    However, is this still happening down in la. and ms. ?
     
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    I never understood why we as the descendants of the vicitms of the worst crime on the world, do not after the 21 century have an international organization to campaign and fight against slavery.
    Right now there is very real slavery in several nations of Africa and in Haiti, and DR.

    This is a global problem and will continue until we have a collective focus to stop it
     
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    Maybe because "rugged individualism" is the prevailing gospel.
     
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    What the first post refers to is debt slavery.

    Another form of quasi-slavery is imprisonment.
     
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    “Slavery never ended and that's the point, it never ended. It just disguised itself in other forms,” says Antoinette Harrell, who is based in Louisiana and has documented the plight of people she describes as modern slaves in America.
     
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    The brother Shikamura does have a point!

    Here in NYC there is volunteer slavery after incarceration, where one gets room and board and training for working 8 hours per day, and as you iknow the Jim Crow laws after reconstruction imprisoned brothers for the most minor of offenses.
    Stalin and Hitler built their manufacturing base on slave labor, now at the rate we remain complacent, and the rate white supremacy becomes more high tech, more agressive, more active and creative, do you think that this slavery going on will escalate?

    we have all seen the sci fi fliks of prison cities and prison nations.
    Would it be too far fetched to assume that in some economicly funked out future,
    the Illuminati would create an underground city "Truman Show" type prison?

    made to look like a PJ with lights at day time and star projections at night,
    men and women imprisoned together equally,
    free choice of what ever foods one wants, a fre McDs, chicken joints, TGI Fridays
    what ever booze one wants,
    what ever drugs one wants,
    all the music one wants
    all the vid games one wants,
    AC and heated ball courts foot ball stadiums, pools and gyms
    free computer service personal,
    television cable, boot leg fliks,

    let's be honest they may have this crap somewhere off of Area 51 for all we know

    we are very collective

    our men are collective in the churchianity mens groups
    collective at sports TV show parties

    our youth are collective in crips and bloods
    and on street corners

    but the oligarchy sees we are not collective about black nationalism or pan africanism so if we are not planning nothing for ourselves, do we think they are not planning something for us????

    Even though the movie Matrix was stolen from sister Sophia Stewart, it is said that there were various groups and agencies that tried to prohibit the making of the flik
     
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    I don't totally disagree. Just don't want us to get too caught up in semantics or some sort of
    'linguistic re-shaping' of this current event down in louisiana and mississippi and lose
    sight of what ms. harrell is trying to bring attention to.

    Speaking of louisiana and mississippi:

    Is anyone here at Destee from those states and are familiar with what ms harrell has exposed.
    Why this affects all black folk, not matter where one is, I'm interested in their perspective and
    or if they are familiar with this.
     
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