slavery by any other name is still slavery

Reading is fundamental.  

Reading is fundamental. 

Dear Southern White people who keep arguing against fact and truth: The Civil War was about slavery.

--You say money? Where'd the money come from? Slavery.
"Economic historian Lee A. Craig reports, 'In fact, numerous studies by economic historians over the past several decades reveal that economic conflict was not an inherent condition of North-South relations during the antebellum era and did not cause the Civil War.' When numerous groups tried at the last minute in 1860-61 to find a compromise to avert war, they did not turn to economic policies. Aside from the economic institution of slavery, no other economic issues brought about the Civil War."

--You say states rights? What right? The right to preserve, continue, and spread slavery.
"The most controversial right claimed by Southern states was the alleged right of Southerners to spread slavery into territories owned by the United States."

--You say freedom? Freedom to do what? Buy, sell, terrorize, rape, beat, and work Black people, to the death, without pay. In other words...slavery.

--You say ANY OTHER THING? Guess what that thing is based in/on? SLAVERY.
"Slavery was at the root of economic, moral and political differences that led to control issues, states' rights and secession."

You can pull in as many of the intricacies surrounding the issue of slavery all you want. Know what fact that doesn't change?

The civil war was about slavery.

Stop making yourselves look stupid trying to sound smart by bringing up tariffs that you know nothing about, but heard in a soundbite. If you did your homework, you'd know that Jackson's Nullification Crisis had been pretty much resolved by the time secession happened. Just...stop kidding yourselves, will you? Study to show thyselves approved, yo. READ. I'm reposting this piece from The Atlantic just so you can see the declarations in your ancestors own words. This is your heritage. Learn it. SMH

"What This Cruel War Was Over"-The Atlantic