Economics @ ITT

The Legacy of Chattel Slavery: Private Prisons Blur the Line Between Real People and Real Estate

Posted in economics by ittecon on February 6, 2013

“All servants imported and brought into the country … who were not Christians in their native country … shall be accounted and be slaves. All Negro, mulatto and Indian slaves within this dominion … shall be held to be real estate. If any slave resist his master … correcting such slave, and shall happen to be killed in such correction … the master shall be free of all punishment … as if such accident never happened.”

via The Legacy of Chattel Slavery: Private Prisons Blur the Line Between Real People and Real Estate With New IRS Property Gambit.

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