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tacocat  ·  2304 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race

    We’ve basically minimized the hardships of slavery and extolled its virtues

I was more or less just thinking about this after seeing an art print of a genteel plantation house with hoop skirted women, regal men and carriages at the ready to presumably ride them around a countryside shielded from human suffering or some shit (it was such a bad painting I questioned every thought that went into it). The American South is a weird place, I live there, I'm fully aware of this. What kind of culture has a romantic view of and yearns for a simpler time when people were owned by other, much richer people?