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Slavery by Another Name
by Rheanne Carbonilla - Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 09:30 PM
In the documentary, Slavery By Another Name, I noticed that Convict Lease System and Peonage were mentioned a lot. Also, the 13th amendment, which abolishes slavery. The 13th amendment was ratified before Convict Lease and peonage was used. Convict Lease System had blacks punished the same way as slaves were and Southerners could charge blacks for crimes and such like loitering. To me this is too close to how slaves were treated in work because of the same conditions they were in and how much blacks still suffered with racial equality.