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Old November 25 2012, 06:00 PM   #28
Drago-Kazov
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Re: Do flaws make good characters great?

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Jefferson wa not an average Joe
So what? Being rich doesn't make slavery okay to practice.

and if they were romantically involved that could not had been possible if ''Sally was forced to love him''.
What on Earth makes you thinks she would have had any choice but to do whatever he wanted her? He was her slave. It's not like she could call the police if he tried to force himself on her. She had no legal rights.
She had no legal choice but i am pretty sure Jefferson gave her a choice otherwise there wouldm had been no romance. I doubt Jefferson needed to go around and rape women, he proabably had plenty of willing sex partners.

So what? Being rich doesn't make slavery okay to practice.
It does not make it so but he probably had more nuanced views about blacks despite being a slaver himself.
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