Oh and Ben-- your comparison of today unfavorably with slavery times is absurd
Or did you not hear of things like the master having a black man neutered for say having sex with another slave that the master had chosen to breed with a lighter skinned slave. . . .. Or whipped on a whim or raped repeatedly because the master decided so.
Last 100 years
large progress on equal rights on things like race, gender, sexual orientation . . . even religion
less hunger, better education