Slavery is on the Colorado ballot – Yes, Really – New York Times

“…[I]n Colorado, where I live and work as a correspondent for The New York Times, some activists are trying to change this. Amendment A, a question on the state ballot, asks voters if they’d like remove similar language in the Colorado Constitution and replace it with the following:

‘There shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude.’

The amendment’s architect is Jumoke Emery…When I met Mr. Emery at Denver’s Whittier Cafe recently, he said the goal was to (eventually) change the United States Constitution. ‘I don’t believe that slavery should occupy any honored space,’ he said, ‘whether that’s institutionalized through whips and chains or institutionalized through language.'”

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