"Seccy" was the slang term used for freed ex-slaves and their descendants, who formed the legally second-class citizens of Mesa.
Sometimes, calls were made to expel all seccies from the Mesa System. However, by the 20th Century PD, they had become an integral part of Mesa's social and economic structure and provided a number of useful functions for the planet's freeborn citizens. Mesan security kept a close eye on the seccies, even though seccy society was socially intricate, often shadowy, and intermixed with that of Mesa's freeborn citizens.
As second-class members of Mesan society, seccies were thoroughly excluded from the "respectable" professions and employment generally. The majority did casual day labor, and they were generally non-persons as far as Mesa at large was concerned. Marriage between seccies and freeborn was illegal, but there were many personal liaisons between the two, regardless of what law and custom prohibited.
By 1922 PD, there existed a massive seccy underground on Mesa, with connections to the Audubon Ballroom. They helped Victor Cachat and Anton Zilwicki destroy parts of the city of Green Pines, and extract Herlander Simões. (CS2)
At that time, the seccies made up about ten percent of Mesa's total population. (CS3)
Known seccies Edit
- See here for a list of known seccies.