I don’t know. It just always seemed weird to me when people pull out the “Oh do you only consider black people to be 3/5ths of a person?” Because they are referencing something horrible about how we treated black people, but it also seems to fundamentally misunderstand what is problematic about it in the first place. Given the context of the 3/5th compromise, I would hope they count as zero! Until they get to cast their own votes in their own interests, that is certainly what would be best.
Although you have a linguistic point, we can all agree that the 18th and 19th centuries were not exactly known for having an egalitarian consensus on gender topics. I mean, maybe they really meant the word as in all humans but that’s irrelevant. Their actions speak otherwise. The 3/5 compromise isn’t about declaring black people as 3/5 of a human. It’s a compromise about how much control slave owners.
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