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Sandip Roy: Just Like Family

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Atlantic Magazine cover with Alex Tizon's story. Courtesy of Atlantic Magazine.

Alex Tizon recently wrote about his family’s slave, Lola. Some praise Alex Tizon for his courage in confronting a dark chapter in his family’s history. Some see a lack of courage in telling the story at a time when no one can be held accountable.When I read it, I was  moved and appalled. But most of all I was struck by one thing. It was news only because it was happening in America.  Some variation of that same story happens all over India every day.