Would you have been on the right side of history during slavery?

A thought-provoking Twitter thread on how morality changes with time, perspective, and our proximity to the consequences of taking action.

I sometimes ask students what their position on slavery would have been had they been white and living in the South before abolition. Guess what? They all would have been abolitionists! They all would have bravely spoken out against slavery, and worked tirelessly against it.