Originally posted by Credenceskynyrd
Originally posted by TriForce
If that had been a black author, writing about say.. being black in Salt Lake City, he wouldve won an award no doubt.
yes, with a plethora of subservient whites fawning at his feet, some probably with the words "white privilege" and "slave masters" scrawled on
their coupons (faces)
Ironic nearly anyone even acknowledges who were far above slave masters back in the day. A master is simple someone who purchased a good (in this case
a person, something since abolished.) The traders however... Without them it would not be possible.
Hamad bin Muḥammad bin Jumah bin Rajab bin Muḥammad bin Sa‘īd al-Murghabī, (Arabic: حمد بن محمد بن جمعة بن رجب بن
محمد بن سعيد المرجبي), was a Swahili-Zanzibari trader. He was famously known by the natives of East Africa as Tippu Tib after the
sounds that his many guns made.
A notorious slave trader, plantation owner and governor, who worked for a succession of sultans of Zanzibar, he led many trading expeditions into
Central Africa, involving the slave trade and ivory trade. He constructed profitable trading posts that reached deep into Central Africa.
He built himself a trading empire that he then translated into clove plantations on Zanzibar. Abdul Sheriff reported that when he left for his twelve
years of "empire building" on the mainland, he had no plantations of his own. However, by 1895, he had acquired "seven shambas [plantations] and
I am not justifying slavery or the act of owning slaves. However, angst towards people who are descendants of those who were involved but not solely
responsible for something is absurd.
First the past should be recognized as the past. Second, the Arab and Black traders that sold off defeated tribes, farmers, villagers, and raided
towns and cities should be held just as accountable in the historical record.
In a sense. There is nothing to bitch about anymore. And even if you wanted to, you would have to bitch to the entire world because everyone had their
hand in it.
Today is today.
1000 Somali refugees come in from a war torn area and a year later they start shooting each other, community activists are shouting out about the
problem (mothers, sisters, mourning their lost family) and if you bring it up as a discussion topic (outside the ethnic group), it becomes about race.
It's not about race, it's about the same thing people in their own communities recognize.
Yet, in fear of 'sounding racist' people will address non-issues. Claim this is solely about socio-economic status. Well, in a sense that's a big
part of it. But you also have a boatload of refugees that came from one specific area. Whether or not it be Somalia or Russia, or Afghanistan. If the
country is currently getting sacked, or under occupation, rapes are rampant, you tend to have more issues with the people from there.
Just as in other communities, White people, Asian, Brown, whatever, will all make words about the trouble makers that are causing their community
decline. There should be no bars on who talks about what. If white kids are causing issues for black kids because of fundamental flaws in their
character, are promoting and encouraging others to behave like this, and bringing down their community in general, it needs to be discussed. Same goes
for any race.
It's never been a race thing, it's an ignorance thing.