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Never underestimate the legacy of slavery

Black people bought. Black people sold. Black folk owned as slaves. White people owning black people. Slavery. Human chattel. Slavery and race are not politically correct topics. Slavery and race, especially in the American context, are topics that the urbane and civilized want to let lie dormant so as not to disturb the good feelings we all have toward each other in a place like, say for instance, Chicago.