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US lawmakers Initiates Plan to Amend Anti-slavery Law

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According to reports reaching Oyogist.com, US Lawmakers during a meeting yesterday introduced a joint resolution, that would amend the law passed earlier on slavery ban from the U.S. Constitution.

The resolution, has further supported by Democratic members of the senate house and when passed, would amend the 13th Amendment’s ban on chattel enslavement to expressly prohibit involuntary servitude as a punishment for crime.

The 13th Amendment “continued the process of a white power class gravely mistreating Black Americans, creating generations of poverty, the breakup of families and this wave of mass incarceration that we still wrestle with today,” Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon told The Associated Press ahead of the resolution’s introduction.

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