Generally speaking, there's not much one can say in a positive vein about the Transatlantic slave trade. Notwithstanding, I'm glad to be able to highlight something worthwhile which has resulted in a small way from the shameful slave trade abolished here nearly a century-and-a-half ago — without the slave trade, there'd have been no UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition and without the UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition there'd have been no UNESCO International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition-themed Blawg Review #278 for Omar Ha-Redeye to present at the Law is Cool blog. Never let it be said that I won't go the extra mile to find a bright side to the Transatlantic slave trade.
Ha-Redeye explains that the purposes of this special day (and his Blawg Review) are to study the origins and consequences of the slave trade and to promote "a culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence between races and peoples." This is one of the better Blawg Reviews I've seen lately. Highlights are many and include discussions about disparities in law enforcement and how these contribute to mistrust of the justice system amongst minorities, about the similarities between the slave trade and modern sex trafficking, and about the use of supply chain monitoring processes to root-out the de facto slavery of those trapped by labor exploitation and economic dependence.
Mirriam Seddiq "enjoys" the privilege of following Ha-Redeye with next week's Blawg Review #279 at her Not Guilty blog.