1997 Regular Session
By: Senator(s) Gunn, Canon, Johnson (19th)
Senate Concurrent Resolution 570
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS AND THE UNITED NATIONS TO CONDEMN THE ABHORRENT PRACTICE OF SLAVERY IN AFRICA.
WHEREAS, the United Nations, Africa Watch and numerous other human rights organizations have conclusive proof that the chattel slavery of black Africans flourishes; and
WHEREAS, this abhorrent practice is openly perpetuated in the Sudan and Mauritania; and
WHEREAS, institutional slavery has never stopped in Northern Africa where it has been an established practice from the earliest of times; and
WHEREAS, this barbaric practice of black enslaving black in perpetuating a system of human rights abuses that pales the apartheid that existed in South Africa; and
WHEREAS, slave raids are conducted on African villages in which the men are murdered and the women and children are sold into bondage; and
WHEREAS, in modern day slave markets, the price of a woman or child of the Dinka tribe has been as low as Fifteen Dollars; and
WHEREAS, the media have ignored this horrific practice of black enslaving black and as a result chattel slavery flourishes as never before; and
WHEREAS, the NAACP and the National Black Caucus have issued statements condemning this oppression of black Africans:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MISSISSIPPI STATE SENATE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby memorialize the United States Congress and the United Nations to condemn this barbaric practice and to impose sanctions on those African countries which allow the chattel enslavement of black Africans.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a copy of this resolution be sent to the United State House of Representatives, the United States Senate and the United Nations.