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The Zero-fifths Proposal

Slavery is widely viewed as America’s original sin. Its documented manifestation is the Three-fifth Clause to the Constitution which came about via what is widely referred to as the Three-fifths Compromise. Today we have an operative of the Trump administration who is trying to do one “better” by counting some residents as zero-fifths of a person. Let’s explore.   Continue reading The Zero-fifths Proposal