Re: Slavery,who was responsible?

Francis Muir (francis@pangea.Stanford.EDU)
18 Feb 1995 02:30:22 GMT

Shankar writes:

Gadfly writes:

Slavery was not outlawed in Saudi Arabia until 1962.
I believe the last nation to outlaw slavery was
Mauretania, sometime in the 1980s.

Louisiana outlawed slavery this year.

Outlawing slavery is merely politics. I'd be surprised if the following
was not the case in Mauretania:

(1) If you are Berber or Targui you have slaves.

(2) If you are Black you will likely be a slave.

The United nations definition of slavery (or was):

If you may not inherit you are a slave.

In Louisiana the tourists are the slaves - to an idea.