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re: "Beginning in the 1990s..."

About that? No. Let's roll that back to 1789.

I've had the pleasure of informing some UIDs who were complaining about the compensation CA female inmates who volunteered to work forest fires. iirc, $2/hr + incremental time served. I'm, like, cain't you see progress staring you in the face?!

XIII Amendment: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

VIII Amendment: Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted, if "peonage" be arranged instead...

Quoting Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) legitimizing apartheid in the USA ("Jim Crow") to an UID laboring with the impression that affected only poll taxes and literacy testing to exercise a vote ...

Quoting Wilson and DiIulio, high school AP American Government: Institutions and Policies, 14th Edition: "As we shall see, American welfare policy since the 1930s has been fundamentally shaped by a slow but steady change in how we have separated the 'deserving' from the 'undeserving' poor" ...

Quoting Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: Forgotten History Of How Our Government Segregated America ...

Quoting the curiously atavistic Bail Reform Acts of 1984...

Quoting Voting Rights Restoration Efforts in Virginia just last summer ...

Being poor in US America has always been a "crime."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 10th, 2017 at 05:32:07 AM EST
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