Chicago, bastion of slavery.
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There are bad places in Chiago, granted. However, that's not all of Chicago. Chicago has plenty of lovely areas. Also to say that slavery and horrible living conditions are the same is a lack of logic and doesn't make sense.
A civil relationship in which one person has absolute power over the life, fortune, and liberty of another.
In a horrible ghetto, people still have freedoms to move and are not going to be threatened by someone who has a whip.
In Chicago it's not legal to own someone, as it's not legal anywhere in America to own.
From the Wilmette area
and plenty of others
To say that slavery is what Chicago has is like saying Jim Crow and slavery are the same, when they aren't. One has to do with exclusion and possible threat of lynching if the "law" isn't kept. The other has to do with working for someone for free, chained, with the threat of being whipped and beatdown.
Like I said, inequality before the law does not equal slavery. Jim Crow was repressive and it was exclusion. It wasn't slavery at all. Slavery is owning a person. And yes, there's issues in Chicago, but I can make an argument that more problems exists in the Western states than in Chicago or Illinois.
Innocents dying has nothing to do with slavery.
Slavery is holding another as a slave and owning them.
In horrible living conditions people are still free.
No, they're not. They're victims, but they're not slaves. Last time I checked, no one stopped blacks from moving around in the South. If many had left, I'm sure the Jim Crow murderers would not have even bothered to have murdered the blacks there (not that I agree with the laws). They would have just moved on to more victims who didn't follow their ways. It's repression, but last time I checked there were no bounty.
No, slaves were mistreated, but they were needed by thir masters for labor.
Anyways, there are no bounties existing in Chicago to catch people who escaped from the city. (Escape -- you see how silly that sounds). Yes, (sarcasm), poor people are chained to master's rooms in Chicago for moving around and being forced to do labor).
No, Chicago has to have that kind of thing for there to be slavery. Just because Chicago has hard times does not mean people are slaves. So wrong.
I am sorry Adam2, but your references to Jim Crow has no more meaning to me then mine, of Johnny Goodboy Tyler, most likely has to you. If your retort comes in less then 10 minutes, I will believe it is honesty, but it will have to come in less then 3, to be believable.
What does the term "freedom" mean in the depths of The Windy City, where there is no hotter air blowing?
Slavery has a technical meaning and this sounds too much what like some ignorant Northerners who support the Union believe. lol. That slavery and horrible conditions are the same.
Plus there are homeless shelters to help the poor in Chicago.
Just because a place is far from perfect, does not mean slavery. Slavery has to involve being held against your will. No poor person in Chicago is being held against their will.
People in the Fascist countries were not slaves.
*BTW, correction: I meant that if the blacks escaped, the Jim Crow murderers would not bothered to find them, they would have moved on to terrorizing others in the areas they lived that did not agree.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con did not present an argument, merely made an assertion and stuck to it. Pro showed that terrible conditions are oppressive but not slavery as the debate was premised.
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