Use of the phrase "the enslaved" rather than "slaves" during today's broadcast tends to bring to focus the fact that enslavement is a verb - an active and closen course of action rather than a state of being - something which just "is". It includes all the enslaved of all races and all times. It is a word for all the enslaved. In my sphere of friends, I can count descendents of enslaved and oppressed: african american; welsh indentured servant; under-educated; american orphan sold with the farm like property; expelled french canadian; iroquois; cherokee; asian-indian south- african; abused; buffalo soldier; autistic; physically disabled; more. We all share something, yet we all seem to vie for position in some way. We "compete" rather than "complete". We have much to learn.
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