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Dahleen Glanton: Kanye's ignorant comments are just the latest to diminish slavery's atrocities

In America's vicious argument over race, it was inevitable that the topic would ultimately turn to slavery.

We can fight as dirty as we want over the current state of race relations, but no one likes to venture back too far. The slavery story is too despicable, too painful, too shameful for a country that was founded on the concept of freedom.

So we have tiptoed around it for as long as we could, fearing that if we delved too deeply into that sordid

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