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lso. Please, you black, African Americans or however you want to word yourself. You were not a slave like your ancestors. So stop whining. In fact be grateful for it. It got you and your family from being massacred or becoming lion poop. Your here and not there. So silver lining folks.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: diggindirt
InIn the early days of slaveryyes, you're correct, Europeans traded for slaves from Africans. Shortly afterwards, European companies from Belgium, Holland, Britain and Portugal acted as proxies for their governments and colonised much of Africa. They used the locals as slave labour for decades after it was abolished in the West.
The argument of tribalism falls on its ass when history shows decades of exploitation in Colonial Africa. Economics were the underlying drivers for much of it and racism was the oil to keep it going.