enslaved person/enslaver

Unless an official title or direct quote from a person or historical document, use the terms enslaved person, enslaver, and enslavement instead of slave, slave owner and slavery to acknowledge the humanity of those were or are enslaved, both past and present.

Many people are still enslaved today. The family were the enslavers of four people.

But: The spokesperson for Anti-Slavery International said, “Slavery did not end with the nineteenth century.”


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