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b_b  ·  397 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sam Altman: E Pur Si Muove

    Is slavery a "wacky idea"?

No. The "wacky idea" was that black people are genetically equivalent to white people. Many people were killed in support of that idea, which we all now recognize to be true.

Edit: Laws were passed prohibiting teaching black people to read precisely so that idea couldn't be challenged by open debate.

wasoxygen  ·  397 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This reminded me of our great discussion about slavery.

b_b  ·  397 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's a fun trip down memory lane. Hard to believe it was almost 4 years ago. And that we're still debating what constitutes coercion.