Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

The whole concept of Slavery is completely foreign to me. I know it has been going on for years, and still does today. But the whole idea of subjugating another person or group of people to work for you based solely on race, religion, or even perceived differences just is beyond my grasp as a human. Why must people always attempt to put others beneath them? Why can we not see the beauty and abilities of every person as an individual, rather than based on our own incorrect perceptions? I keep harkening back to our Declaration of Independence (and yes, I know that slavery was going strong even then) to the words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ALL MEN (and yes, for those who are picky, I believe this for women as well). Everyone is equal, and should be treated as such.

Monument to Slaves at Mount Vernon

Monument to Slaves at Mount Vernon


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