Category: Slavery

Sen. Tommy Tuberville says he’s ‘not apologizing’ for controversial ‘reparation’ feedback, says ‘solely racists talk about racism’

Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama on the Capitol on June 7, 2022. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call through Getty Images Tommy Tuberville made remarks about “reparation” at a Trump rally that had been broadly condemned as racist. But he insists that he wasn’t speaking about reparations for slavery, and was as a substitute speaking about crime. “A lot of my best friends are, you know, black,…

Results on Louisiana Amendment 7: Voters reject a confusing change to the state’s constitution over slavery and indentured servitude

Getty Images; Insider Polls closed in the state at 8 p.m. native time, or 9 p.m. EST. Louisiana Amendment 7 would ban slavery in the state’s constitution, however confusion abounds. The modification would enable involuntary servitude in the “lawful administration of criminal justice.” Louisiana voters rejected Amendment 7, which might have prohibited slavery besides in the instances of legal punishment. The measure brought on significant…

Results on Vermont Proposal 2: Voters said “yes” to remove antiquated slavery language from the state’s constitution

Getty Images; Insider Polls closed at 7 p.m. native time. Vermont Proposal 2 eliminated antiquated slavery-related language from the state constitution. Proponents of the proposal argued that the modifications had been lengthy overdue. Voters said “yes” to Vermont Proposal 2, which edited out out of date language in the state constitution that allowed for slavery. function receiveMessage(event) { if (event.origin !== “https://embeds.ddhq.io”) { return }…

Oregon Measure 112: Voters will decide on removing the state constitution’s language addressing slavery in prisons

Getty Images; Insider Polls shut in the state at 8 p.m. native time, or 11 p.m. EST. Oregon Measure 112 would change language in the state structure that addresses slavery and involuntary servitude in prisons. Supporters argue that the slavery language has closely affected marginalized communities. A “yes” on Oregon Measure 112 would edit language in the state structure relating to slavery and involuntary servitude….

5 states to vote on banning slavery that is still legal in some US prisons

A fence stands at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala., June 18, 2015 AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File Slavery is still legal in the US if it is used as a type of punishment in some prisons.  Voters in Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Oregon, and Vermont shall be voting on altering this laws. The very modification that freed the slaves has a clause to re-enslave them,  mentioned…