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Lawmakers mark Juneteenth with talk of ‘abolition amendment’

As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive.

6/18/2021 6:27:00 PM

As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive.

As the nation this week made Juneteenth a federal holiday, honoring when the last enslaved Black people learned they were free, lawmakers are reviving calls to end a loophole in the Constitution that allowed another form of slavery — forced labor for convicted felons — to thrive.

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Prison is not supposed to be pleasant mate. If you can't do the time, don't do the crime. If you commit a crime, you can do the time and on your dime. Compromise: You don't have to work, but you don't get A/C or heating, and you must fully reimburse taxpayers for all your incarceration costs once you're released via tax intercepts, payroll deductions, etc.

Don't become a convicted felon. it's punishment not slavery. Juneteenth is all icing & no cake 🎂. Black ppl need in addition to symbolic gestures, is concrete things like tangible things like checks direct deposited. If that happens, then u ain't just whistling Dixie. Ur putting the money w/ ur pontificating & a whole lot of empty stuff!

Oh please no! Every able bodied person should have to do honest work to support themselves, especially when you are in prison! The 13th amendment...needs to be amended. It allows for legal slavery, which incentivizes policing, arrests, charges, and long prison sentences to secure cheap labor and huge profits.

Really, from who? like they are any less free to do that for anyone convicted of a crime … def doesn’t say felons in the amendment 'another form of slavery' 🤣

House approves bill marking Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to Biden's deskThe U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that aims to establish June 19th, or Juneteenth , a federal holiday. This is actual news

‘Juneteenth would not happen without the revival of historical acuity’: Michael Eric Dyson on states limiting teaching of critical race theory'Let's not have Juneteenth without having the consequence of Juneteenth : Grappling with race, talking about our history, and dealing with where we are as a nation right now,' Michael Eric Dyson says. This dude is eat up with it

Juneteenth national holiday could be made official by Joe Biden within weeksThe Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make Juneteenth a federal holiday marking the emancipation of those enslaved in the U.S.

House sends Juneteenth bill to Biden’s deskThe House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth , or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday.

You never forget your first Juneteenth. Let these Black Angelenos tell you whyBlack L.A. reflects on first Juneteenth memories thanks

Don't Whitewash JuneteenthOpEd: 'Will there be ' Juneteenth ' car sales and mattress sales 'celebrating freedom' and open to all? Will the holiday become another example of white folks capitalizing off of Black labor?' - meelanash on Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday ⤵️ meelanash I asked this very question of a friend this morning. meelanash Hope not no discount for your attitude 🤣 meelanash It's already white holiday, true white American fought and die to end slavery world wide. That include end of slavery in american. White people end slavery which start on Africa by Africa trible leaders. It took us thousands of years to end this world wide culture norm to end.