When Thomas Jefferson wrote that all men are created equal, his Monticello farm team was obviously not what he had in mind. They were chattel, possessions toiling in his fields. So it’s not lightly – or unreasonable – to invoke the plantation mentality to describe the National Football League.
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Bill Moyers is managing editor of the new weekly public affairs program, "Moyers & Company," airing on public television. Check local airtimes or comment at www.BillMoyers.com.MORE FROM Bill Moyers
Michael Winship is senior writing fellow at Demos and a senior writer of the new series, Moyers & Company, airing on public television.MORE FROM Michael Winship