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For all the white people who don't know the difference b/w "wage slaves" and ACTUAL slaves, a thread⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
A "wage slave" is someone who is expected to perform tedious, even backbreaking labor for LOW PAY...
The key words in the previous sentence are "low pay" because actual slaves were not compensated for their labor. They were also subjected to corporal punishment which sometimes resulted in permanent disfigurements/disability, if the punishment didn't kill them...
Actual slaves could be sold away from their families and actual slaves often never saw their family members again...
Actual slaves could be worked from "can see to can't."
Actual slaves also could be sexually exploited and/or subjected to sexual assault or rape with impunity. The laws and social customs of the time didn't recognize their right to refuse unwanted sexual contact. For that matter, the laws and social customs of the time granted...
Actual slaves few legal rights...
And, no, actual slaves couldn't tell their bosses to "take this job and shove it" because they had NO LEGAL RIGHT to quit their jobs--jobs that they never agreed to do and never received pay for....
So, please, don't ever pretend that a "wage slave"--a PAID worker who has the protection of labor laws--is an actual slave....
Equating a minimum wage worker with an actual slave is just gross.
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