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Slavery

The practice in which one person owns another person, or at least that person's labor. In either case, the owner does not compensate the slave for his/her work. Slavery is one of the world's oldest institutions. In the modern world, it is considered one of the most egregious human rights violations. It is illegal in nearly every country, but still exists. In the present, it is strongly associated with sexual trafficking and forced domestic servants.
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But Christianity also Works well for reclaiming Aunt(y) Jemima because of the servile position of most biblical women who are also considered moral and who we think of as role models, and servile is not what I want to teach any woman or girl to be.
In The Servile Mind, Minogue makes clear where he stands.
This monograph on the history of servile workers in fourteenth century BCE Babylon provides a detailed examination of sparse and rare historical records and presents a remarkably full look at the culture surrounding menial laborers in ancient societies.
WHY are teachers always regarded as a servile profession who seem to know nothing about how to educate children or run schools?
Summary: The show of unity between the Iranian and Syrian presidents during a meeting in Damascus Thursday puzzled some Western observers who thought that Syria's recent rapprochement with the US would have transformed the country into a servile ally.
As a true socialist and not a servile compromiser, I would give Tony Blair a chance and also a choice.
The pathetic and servile government body that is supposed to look after the interests of the radio listener, Ofcom, has caved in to the demands of the big owners without protest.
But it was during these years that I began to realize just what a gift the fear of God really is, even the very rudiments of servile fear.
The couple's eldest, Prince Jai (Jay Chou), vows to save his mom from his dad, while servile youngest Prince Yu's (Qin Junjie) true loyalties are hard to locate.
Although neither the war generally nor Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation specifically sparked a massive servile uprising, as a wide variety of observers had predicted, slave resistance short of open collective violence intensified with every Yankee success on Confederate soil.
It pays to be polite but this still smacks of a servile mentality.
If her patriotism runs deeper than a jingoistic sense of ethnic superiority, it is fueled by her activist sense of public service, for which she finds inspiration in the words of Theodore Roosevelt: "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.