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Friday, April 11, 2014

Slavery PSA

We meet again, fellow readers. I'm feeling extra-doozy today because a blog I previously made just surpassed 256 VIEWS. You can see it here. This brings us to the issue of slavery. Wait, what? That's right. If you'd just clicked on the link, you would understand. But, you didn't so I'm going to have to explain it for you. Slavery was abolished in the United States around 150 years ago, if you recall history class. However, it has existed for many more years in Mauritania, a country in Africa. Mauritania was the last place to abolish slavery on Earth, making it illegal to own slaves in 1981. However, modern day descent-based slavery still goes on in rural parts of the country, with support of the government. In fact, rough estimates say that 20 to 30% of the country's population of 3.4 million is enslaved. Imagine that; being owned by another person, like some sort of dog, or pet. That's something that no one in the US can relate to, nor should anyone be able to. Just think about that. That many people still living in shackles that were deemed too evil by the rest of the world hundreds of years ago. Stuck in time during a horrible period of human history. In order to raise awareness of this issue, Rants Against Humanity will sponsor a SHARE-TO-CARE event, where you can share posts with the #standagainstslavery and #mauritania in order to raise awareness. The winner get's featured on the FRONT PAGE of this blog this time on Monday, 4/13/14. See that you make a change, and stop this injustice. Make a stand, and help stop slavery today!