I agree that the Bible allows for slavery. It also states to serve your master to the best of your ability. But I will not accept even the Bible’s justification for slavery. Slavery is evil. Period. The federal government has enslaved the people of the country through taxation or through entitlements. By extension, the federal government is evil.
The number of black people currently in prison is 920,000. The number of black slaves in the United States from the 1860 census was 3,950,528. So there were four times the number of slaves in 1860 as are in prison today (a clarification to Dr. Manning). This number does not include “ex-cons”. Slavery comes in many forms: imagine what happens when all slaves unite for their freedom?