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MSNBC Host Compares Gitmo Inmates to American Slaves

10:38 AM, May 26, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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On MSNBC, host Melissa Harris-Perry compared Gitmo terrorist inmates to American slaves:

"This is the time to reaffirm our Americanness," said Harris-Perry. "I also appreciate that the hunger strikers are not trying to die. They're trying to generate autonomy in the context of something that strips their humanity--something we certainly know about from the experience of American slavery. And that the language of before I would be a slave, I'd be buried in my grave and go home to my Lord and be free. Just that idea of creating human freedom within the context of horrible human conditions."

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