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Slavery was an evil institution. It involved oppressing and dehumanizing individuals based on their race, denying them basic human rights, and treating them as property to be bought, sold, and exploited. It caused immense suffering and has had long-lasting social, economic, and psychological consequences.

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Just imagine yourself in that position and then ask the question. You are property that can be bought and sold, you really can't marry, if you have children, they are property that can be sold far away, you can be beaten or branded, you don't have rights for medical care, housing or clothing. You are just like cow, horse or be used as someone else wants to use you.

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