Declare Empathy with Dalits of India
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Whereas, The Dalit people of South Asia are considered history’s longest standing oppressed population, subjected for millennia to discrimination, untouchability, bonded slavery, and social and economic segregation;
Whereas, This Declaration expresses our deepest concern and empathies for all Dalits everywhere who are subject to the scourge of human trafficking and modern day slavery;
Whereas, We the people of The United States of America are in a unique position to understand the suffering of slaves, the passion of abolitionists, and the path to freedom;
Whereas, The Quander Historical Society, Inc., which represents one of the oldest documented descendants of slaves in The United States, and Gye Nyame, Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on cultural and educational advancement, and Dalit Freedom Network, a nonprofit dedicated to freedom and equality for the Dalits in India, have called on The United States of America, and her people, to stand in solidarity with the Dalits;
Nowtherefore, We the undersigned parties, in a spirit of unity and solidarity, and in an effort to promote justice for all, respectfully assert that our nation should recognize modern day slavery in all its forms and should strongly oppose the continuing degradation, discrimination, oppression, and segregation of Dalits anywhere in the world.
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