Category talk:Slaves

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Name change[change source]

We could think about renaming this "Enslaved people." This is an idea that is moving forward in education in the United States. Calling people "slaves," a noun, gives the idea that it is something natural about them. Calling then "enslaved," an adjective, shows that slavery is a thing that happened to them. Darkfrog24 (talk) 03:01, 20 July 2021 (UTC)

I really, don't know; some time ago, people abolished slavery, there are no slaves left. The last "official" slaves probably died in the first 30 years of the 20th century. This is just a play on words, however. If you have a carpet (that's not an industrially woven carped from some larg supermarket), it is likely that adolescent boys/girls helped produce it, under working conditions that are probably atrocious. No, they can't be replaced by adulst, because adults have hands that are too large for the small knots. Simliarly: When you see a cheap set of trousers, it is likely it will have been produced in a sweatshop. Different place, different product, working conditions probably similar. (there are 2-3 other similar cases, which I don't mention here). Enwp has a category en:Category:Freedmen, so apparently, some slaves were freed, and are worthy of articles. There are different concepts of "ritual servitude" (mostly in Asia and Africa, I think), so I can't rule out that the case "born as a slave" doesn't exist any more. Overall, difficult topic. Keep in mind, that for many reasons, our category system is often simpler than that of EnWP. Our audience is supposedly different too. In short: no, I think renaming the category will create more problem than it solves. If re-discussed, probably needs to go to Simple talk, as few people will watch category talk pages. --Eptalon (talk) 19:25, 20 July 2021 (UTC)