On slavery and the fragmentation of families

«The historian Michael Tadman has estimated that the domestic [slave] trade split up about one third of first marriages in the upper South and separated nearly half of all children in the region from at least one parent.»



Alex Jones was just found liable for $4 million in damages and then ten times as much for punitive damages, which is a legitimate legal thing (I thought triple was sort of the standard, though). My recent reparations back-of-the-envelope calculations didn’t even take punitive damages into consideration.

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