It's even worse than it appears.
Monday November 8, 2021; 2:37 PM EST
  • I'm reading two books at the same time. #
  • The Zookeeper's Wife and Uncle Tom's Cabin. #
  • One about the Holocaust, the other about slavery. The pairing has me thinking about the differences. #
  • This has been the year for me of reading about slavery. It has really been an eye-opening experience. #
  • One observation, the Holocaust was unthinkably horrible, but it wasn't slavery, the oppressors were trying to anihilate us, not enslave us. #
  • It was over in five years. #
  • Antisemitism is permanent, but it is not slavery. #
  • Slavery lasted over 400 years, and imho it isn't over yet. It had a chance to form the whole culture of not just the US as some of our European friends sometimes imply, all white people everywhere are indicted. #
  • There are lots of other differences, but the thing most Americans don't get is that slavery is deeply rooted and it isn't over yet. And if we want it to be over, it's going to require a near-universal conscious decision to end it. #
  • Thanks for listening.#

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