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Yes, way way back. Egypt had slaves of course before Christ. But how about Babylon 18th century bc
originally posted by: Justoneman
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
originally posted by: Justoneman
Shouldn't we go back to Mohammed since he started the Sex Slave trade...
Pretty sure that was around long before him but change it to whomever you want, I still want the Cowboy.
Ok, I can understand and appreciate that. But if we want to start somewhere it needs to go way way back, just to set the record straight.
Slaves in Babylon: 18th century BC Information about slaves in early societies relates mainly to their legal status, which is essentially that of an object - part of the owner's valuable property. The Code of Hammurabi, from Babylon in the 18th century BC, gives chilling details of the different Rewards and penalties for surgeons operating on free men or slaves. But it also reveals that the system is not one of unmitigated brutality. Surprisingly, Babylonian slaves are themselves allowed to own property.
Shortly afterwards, at the time of the American colonies' fight for independence, the Quakers again give a lead. The clamour for freedom, expressed so powerfully in the Declaration of Independence, can be seen as inconsistent in a population with a large African-American minority which is not in any sense free. The issue is starkly shown when the British troops fire on patriots in the Boston massacre of 1770; the first man to fall in this demonstration for freedom is a slave, Crispus Attucks.
originally posted by: Jefferton
This is something we actually agree on. Hiding from history doesn't help anyone, or anything.
This new world of sjw commandos demolishing everything in their path, must be stopped.
By Caleb Parke, | Fox News
Student activists at Hofstra University are demanding the removal of a statue of Thomas Jefferson from campus.
Ja’Loni Owens, a Hofstra student and Black Lives Matter activist, started a change.org petition that warns it will discuss “slavery, rape, eugenics, anti-black racism” and claims the Founding Father’s statue belongs in a museum with proper context, “not displayed on a college campus, especially not in front of a hub of student life.”
By Raif Kareratstatue-of-George-Washington
WASHINGTON, DC: Following the nationwide uproar over the Confederate flag and the appropriateness of memorials to Confederate defectors in the wake of the Charleston massacre, University of Texas students have started a petition to remove a statue of George Washington and memorials to other founding fathers due to their lifelong ownership of slaves.
I would like to hear from someone who honestly believes that removing art depicting our history will somehow make things better.
originally posted by: OGMechDaddy
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: network dude
Do they realize that the school is named George Washington?
Maybe they should replace his mural with one of the people that sold their ancestors in the first place.
The first person to own a slave in America was a black man! Matter of fact he sued and won a case against the state of Virginia to be the first legal slave owner! He set the precedent for all other slave owners in America. Yup if it wasn't for A black man slavery in America might not of even started.
Johnson died in 1670. In August of the same year, an all-white jury ruled that “Anthony’s original land in Virginia could be seized [from his surviving family] by the state “because he was a Negroe and by consequence an alien.”