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Sandip Roy: Just Like Family

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.