Slave and Slavery vs. The Enslavement and Enslaved Person — Emancipating Semantics

Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith
Momentum
Published in
9 min readSep 13, 2023

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…it is about time the United States emancipated the semantics of these terms and stopped playing racially linguistic games designed to dumb down, put to sleep, and gaslight the nation.

When people try to justify American slavery or enslavement, whether for academic research or casual conversation, they often rely on the…

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Dr. Cynthia Alease Smith
Momentum

Anti-Racism Essayist & Educator offering discussions about Race, Racism, White Supremacy and the language used, from perspectives not ordinarily considered.