Originally posted by donwhite
It is my honest memory there were 600,000 slaves in the first census, 1790.
The census was different. That's how many slaves there were. I posted how many black people from Africa got sold to America. Mine were sales
If i didn’t like you, F/F, ...
I’d call that a cheap shot.
How are stating facts a cheap shot?
Nevermind. I don't want to get off track here.
it is totally irrelevant to America in 2007.
Okay. If it is totally irrelevant to America in 2007 that only 1.4% of white Americans were slave owners and that a much higher percentage of blacks
owned black slaves (and sold slaves from Africa) ... then why is it relevant to your conversations that SOME white Americans (1.4%) owned slaves 250+
years ago? Why is it irrelevant about black slave ownership and black slave sellers - and only relevant about white slave ownership -from 250+ years
Some facts are useless. This must be one of them.
The fact that only 1.4% of White Americans owned slaves isn't useless. Especially since people are bringing up slavery NOW - which was from 250
years ago. Let's get the facts straight on just how many white Americans owned slaves. Let's also get the facts straight on just how many blacks
owned slaves and just how many black Africans caused those black people to be put into slavery. These are definately not useless facts. If folks
want to discuss slavery ... lets REALLY discuss slavery.
OK, good to know,
The fact that slavery is endemic to Africa .. you're darn toot'n that it's good to know. It's good to know for historical reasons, for social
reasons, and for NOW reasons. It's a major problem NOW ... it should be addressed by the world body, but it isn't.
You know as well as I do that despite all the Dems faults, they DO NOT DO RACIST ADS. Is that too hard to admit?
hmmmmm ... okay ... they don't do blatent racist ads. Sure.
But - they place the race card when it suits them and they buy
the minority vote without regard for the long term effects of
what they are doing.
And, IMHO, they take the minority vote for granted.
You're in denial, F/F. Admit your GOP is made up of racists.
You're in denial, Don White. Admit your dem party is made up of jive-talking, race baiting, race-card dealers.
Oh .. and it's not 'my' GOP. Like I said - I'm really thinking about registering Libertarian. It may be, or may not be, a nothing-party as you
said. But what I'm seeing with the two major parties right now doesn't impress me at all.
Now ... since you brought up slavery ... and which you just deemed 'irrelevant to 2007' .... what has any of this got to do with 'black men mired
in social crisis'???