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White Liberals Tell Black Lies about Civil Rights

xjnyc_2013 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:11 AM
What if Ann is correct? These events took place more than. 50 years ago. For many years Americans literally captured other human beings and dragged them to America to live in slavery. Does that mean that Americans are no different from the Taliban? Trying to make a case for who is the party of "good" people by ignoring recent events and clinging to events of 50 years ago when BOTH parties had supporters and detractors of civil rights only fools the stupid.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:50 AM
Americans captured humans and dragged them? Where did you get that BS? America became a nation in 1776. At that point slavery was outlawed in the Northern states. Muslims dragged people and sold them. Not Americans. A war was fought to end slavery in the 1850's.

I am proud of Americans for getting rid of the immoral and unproductive economic system of slavery. Aren't you? People died for you and you choose to ignore it. WHY?
KrankyMike Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:35 AM
No American ever captured human beings to force them to live in slavery.

Slaves in Africa were capured by black Africans, usually members of a rival tribe. They were bought mostly by other blacks or Arabs. Some were bought by Dutch or Portugese slave traders and taken to America.

Americans who bought slaves were not blameless, but hardly the only ones at fault nor the worst. The worst were the black Africans who captured them in the first place. The ones who made it out of Africa were actually the lucky ones. The slave traders' descendants are now living in cardboard boxes on the mean streets of Nairobi, while the descendants of slaves are living free in America.
Drik Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:32 AM
Slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by the Founders. Slavery was introduced in America nearly two centuries before the Founders. Every attempt among the Colonies to end slavery had been thwarted or reversed by the British Crown. In the years following America's separation from Great Britain, many of the Founding Fathers who had owned slaves released them. The majority of the Founders were against slavery and many of them even belonged to organizations dedicated to ending it. George Washington, John Adams, Charles Carol, John Dickinson, John Jay, Richard Henry Lee, Luthor Martin, Benjamin Rush, James Wilson, John Witherspoon and others all had written or spoken strongly AGAINST slavery.
Drik Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:27 AM
Actaully the Africans had a corner on that market. Their chief rivals were the Muslims. When the Portuguese tried to set up their own capturing program, one of the main African slavers threatened to wage war against every ship that arrived.
WJF Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:19 AM
xjnyc_2013 amidst the endless refutations of anything you say, you maintain a high level of rage and contempt towards intelligence, facts, logic and reason.

xjnyc_2013 you are the poster child for 'Liberalism is a Mental Illness'!
19john37 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:18 AM
xj, Would it surprise you to know that most African slaves were sold into slavery by black Africans? Thought so!
xjnyc_2013 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:37 AM
Who doesn't know that? So When they arrived in America they were freed right? No? That is a moronic statement to make as if it nullifies the treatment they endured with their white owners
xjnyc_2013 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:37 AM
Who doesn't know that? So When they arrived in America they were freed right? No? That is a moronic statement to make as if it nullifies the treatment they endured with their white owners
Rondoman Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:49 AM
That is correct. The slave traders did not run through the jungles capturing black Africans. Africa has been at war with it self for thousands of years, and still is. The greatest racial hatred in the world is in the black-on-black hatred in Africa. Booker T. Washington, a former slave, loved America, his new-found Christian faith, and the freedom from African war. He walked 200 miles from his home in America to get an education and led a contingent of black and white Christian missionaries to Africa to help persuade Africans to abandon voodoo and embrace Christianity. He was a pure conservative who warned blacks against trusting government.
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 8:55 AM
What about Blacks owning Blacks? AND why are you blaming all Americans for what only a few did? How many people actually owned slaves in the South.

Now do you want to talk about all of the black babies that are dying daily because of the racist-commie agenda?
gwharpo Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:14 AM
There were also a lot of Europeans that were sent over as indentured servants. A European form of slavery. Many poor families sent their children over this way.
gwharpo Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 9:18 AM
xjnyc_2013 Wrote: (8:37 AM)
Who doesn't know that? So When they arrived in America they were freed right?

NO, they were not freed. They were, however, taken care of and housed. The "Roots" version is pretty much BS. A slave owner would no more abuse a slave than one of his horses.

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