It’s not news that the prison systems are corrupt — forcing African-Americans into doing labour for hundreds and hundred of years. And not just slavery. The thirteenth amendment didn’t exactly ban slavery but instead made a loophole that many had caught.
“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. “
Hillary Clinton, Former First Lady and Secretary of State, also a candidate in the 2016 presidential election has openly talked about owning slaves. During the 80s, Bill and Hillary Clinton used black prisoners as a source of labour in order to keep costs down at the governor’s house. The fact that this woman was to be our president would’ve been appalling. Clinton has also acknowledged the fact that the prisoners she had abused as servants, were black and were not paid. And had they violated any rules, they would be immediately sent back to prison.
Slavery had been abolished nearly 100 years ago, the Jim Crow laws ended about 50 years ago with the beginning of the civil rights movement. But how can we say that we’ve evolved when we’ve had a slave owner, who was seriously considered as a presidential candidate? The Clintons have quite the influential role in politics, while they owned slaves.
But, not only should we point fingers at this contemptible family, but our amendments as well. There should be no “except” in speaking of the role of slavery. Of course, the 13th amendment wasn’t passed until 1865, although the Constitution itself was written all the way back in 1787. But there should’ve never been any exception to owning slaves, that includes 1980, which is thirty years after racial segregation was outlawed.
Not only have the Clintons owned slaves but they also have a history with racism towards African-Americans specifically. Clinton’s close and long-time friend, KKK Grand Dragon Senator Robert Byrd, has said “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
At the time of Senator Robert Byrd’s death, Hillary had praised him and stated that “Senator Byrd was a man of surpassing eloquence and nobility” and has also gone as far as calling him her “mentor”
I wouldn’t call a man who calls black people n*gros someone of “nobility.”
Although Clinton has been racist, on record, many times, it should still come as a surprise that someone who is such highly praised in liberal media, politics itself, and still has a role in influential politics had owned slaves.
Many people aren’t surprised by this fact because our prison system is quite literally legalized slavery when you think about it. The U.S. has the largest incarcerated population in the world, and yet one in every seventeen men to prison in their lifetimes, while one in three black men go to prison in their lifetimes. Black people only represent 13.3% of the world while white people are already 76.9%, but yet, black people took up more than half the prison population for the past years, generally wrongfully accused. Black men are also prone to suffering more abuse in prisons then white men are (including by their guards.)
By saying this, by any means, do not go under the illusion that I support Donald Trump. He’s one of the many disgusting presidents America has had. My only point is that we should begin to see Hillary Clinton for how she really is, rather than trying to make her into a suffragette. (Who were also racist, but more on that another time.)