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Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), May 8, 2006 at 11:30

True. Whites were responsible for slavery. Howecer, look at Suai Arabia: they only abolished slavery in 1977! And it is still going on today under a different name. Indian teen-agers, from poor families, are taken to work in Saudi Arabia. They work in rich Saudi households. Their 'pay' is food and shelter. In theory, they can live, but in practice, there is nowhere they can go without money. Then, there is the issue of western women who married Saudis. Once they tried to divorce, their passports were taken away. They were slaves.

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