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America is far and away the best country on earth for black people

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posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 07:11 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

So minor point of correction, the millions here due to importation.


I wonder how many today say "damn I wish I was back on the Savannah"... "Damn you EU for bringing my ancestors here, DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!"

I think not....

So my dad's side left Ireland due to mass starvation and came here being treated as the lowest class in America. My mom's side escaped from Germany just before Hitler took over. They were wealthy and part Jewish, lost everything, and I mean everything. My mom told me they would pick dandelions to make soup.

I can tell you I don't give any of it a second thought past this post just to make a point.


edit on 24-6-2020 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: 99problems99

Pretty much every country treats its celebrities better than the average person, It's not really a good analogy.


This.

The average person is way, way different. I’d add that’s true for all races. The point the OP kind of skips over is the average white guy is probably doing better financially than a black guy, has probably been arrested less, etc.

But, I’d say that we’re probably still doing better than many countries in regards to the treatment of black people specifically. That’s not a real high bar to clear though...



posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 11:19 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

So minor point of correction, the millions here due to importation.


I wonder how many today say "damn I wish I was back on the Savannah"... "Damn you EU for bringing my ancestors here, DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!!"

I think not....

So my dad's side left Ireland due to mass starvation and came here being treated as the lowest class in America. My mom's side escaped from Germany just before Hitler took over. They were wealthy and part Jewish, lost everything, and I mean everything. My mom told me they would pick dandelions to make soup.

I can tell you I don't give any of it a second thought past this post just to make a point.

Good points. Slavery here was pure evil. No question. But if those poor, wretched slaves weren’t transported here in unspeakable conditions, where would their descendants be today? If alive at all and still living where their ancestors came from, they’d be in west Africa. The vast majority of slaves who ended up in America were first enslaved by other black Africans (reparations due?). So maybe they would have served as slaves of other Africans if there wasn’t a market for slaves in America.

But if America never had slavery, it’s likely the ancestors of African Americans would have ended up elsewhere in the New World. British citizens, e.g., bought at least 2 million black slaves to work their Caribbean plantations. The Portuguese imported at least 4.6 million. The best current estimate is 12-13 million black slaves were transported to the New World, and fewer than 500,000 ended up in what is now the USA, with about 30 percent arriving after 1776.

If you look up the per capita GDPs of every African nation bordering on the Atlantic, you’ll find they’re very low. Third World levels. And while many, probably most, black Americans think they’re treated unfairly in America, they might not like how they’d be treated by west African police and soldiers, not to mention government officials and judiciaries. The Economist Intelligence Unit rates only three west African nations as having democracies, but classifies them as “flawed“ democracies: Ghana, Namibia and South Africa. I don’t think many ancestors of African Americans came from Namibia or South Africa, which are way south.



posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 11:41 PM
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originally posted by: Scapegrace
If you look up the per capita GDPs of every African nation bordering on the Atlantic, you’ll find they’re very low. Third World levels. And while many, probably most, black Americans think they’re treated unfairly in America, they might not like how they’d be treated by west African police and soldiers, not to mention government officials and judiciaries. The Economist Intelligence Unit rates only three west African nations as having democracies, but classifies them as “flawed“ democracies: Ghana, Namibia and South Africa. I don’t think many ancestors of African Americans came from Namibia or South Africa, which are way south.



Liberia, which was granted independence by the United States in 1847 under pressure from Great Britain. Liberia was granted official U.S. diplomatic recognition in 1862. It was the first independent democratic republic in African history.


Prior slaves didn't really want to go back so it wasn't very successful.



posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 11:45 PM
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The issue is how blacks treat each other. I saw real racism in the 60’s. This is nothing. 9 blacks were killed by police this year, yet they kill each other at the rate of 3000 every six months. The have babies without being fathers over 70% of the time. Blacks should start treating blacks better before demanding the rest of the country do something . This is nothing but an anarchist movement with no real leader and its rudderless. The whole thing is just get people calling each other racists. Because they have no facts behind what they’re doing



posted on Jun, 24 2020 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: incoserv

No president has ever been elected by popular vote.


True, but in Obama's case he won both the official Electoral and non-critical Popular votes.

2008: +192 EC and ~9.5M votes
2012: +126 EC and ~5M votes



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 12:01 AM
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a reply to: 99problems99

Sounds more like it's a good country for rich people.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 01:48 AM
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Maybe we should create a republic/country for black people only like we did Israel for the Jews.

Hold on...wasnt Nigeria created from returning African American slaves that went from the USA to Africa....

not doing so well are they with control of an entire country.

Bit like Zimbabwe.....kicked out all the White farmers then found themselves starving for food.

sometimes you shouldnt bite the hand that feeds you (literally), and sometimes you shouldnt complain when you dont realise how much better the US is (for all its flaws) than Africa where your ancestors come from and your current "people" are struggling on a lot less than those partaking in the BLM hoo-haa!



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 02:00 AM
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a reply to: Paul911GT3

So you are lumping ALL black people together?

The FACT is that environment has a bigger impact on people than race or ethnicity.

Address some of the social issues and many of the things you mention will reduce rapidly.....but of course that means looking at some of the fundamental flaws in our societies.

Oh, and for the record I think BLM is one of the most divisive movements I've seen in my fast approaching 55 years on this earth and has set race relations back decades and I despise the politically correct, hypersensitive snowflakeism that is infesting our countries at present.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 02:13 AM
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a reply to: Melbourne_Militia



Maybe we should create a republic/country for black people only like we did Israel for the Jews.

Hold on...wasnt Nigeria created from returning African American slaves that went from the USA to Africa....


Liberia.
And it is a hell hole.



Bit like Zimbabwe.....kicked out all the White farmers then found themselves starving for food.


Zimbabwe was once known as the 'bread basket of Africa'.
The economy has been ruined, the farming industry run into the ground yet it is being put forward as the model which the South African fovernment is trying to emulate.

There are some great stories in Africa yet all we hear about here in 'the west' is about the endemic corruption, tribalism and other negatives.
It's true that these things exist, and on a level that far exceeds anything that has occurred here for a long time, and they need to be reported with a degree of honesty and openness that most politicians, news outlets etc refuse to do so for a number of reasons but there needs to be balance. And that includes reporting some of the success stories coming out ot the African continent.
www.worldfinance.com...

The subject of African development deserves a thread all of its own.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 02:41 AM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero
I think the question is name another country that no matter what race you are or even if your are an immigrant with nothing to start with you can be successful that is all based on your own actions.



UK, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, Holland, Norway.. that would be just a few. You are caught up in the whole U..S..A...... U..S..A thing. There are a lot of other countries out in the big world who are doing ok thanks.
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posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 03:56 AM
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originally posted by: Freeborn

Oh, and for the record I think BLM is one of the most divisive movements I've seen in my fast approaching 55 years on this earth and has set race relations back decades



A truer word never spoken




I despise the politically correct, hypersensitive snowflakeism that is infesting our countries at present.



Nail on the head.......^^^^that^^^^ is the biggest problem effecting the

world today!

It is an enabler for much which is infecting today's society.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 04:13 AM
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originally posted by: eletheia

originally posted by: Freeborn

Oh, and for the record I think BLM is one of the most divisive movements I've seen in my fast approaching 55 years on this earth and has set race relations back decades



A truer word never spoken




I despise the politically correct, hypersensitive snowflakeism that is infesting our countries at present.



Nail on the head.......^^^^that^^^^ is the biggest problem effecting the

world today!

It is an enabler for much which is infecting today's society.



I don't agree with everything BLM ascribes to nor am I a card carrying member BUT I must say that their awareness and fight for change of the disparities within the criminal justice system towards black and brown people is an awareness that is finally bringing change. It may not be the change we envision but it is forcing our collective way of thinking. Police reform is being revamped, funding is ramping up, policies are changing and the global awareness is much welcomed.

Some people will never agree and they will more divisiveness than benefit of what BLM is doing OR they will rather point blame toward black on black crime issues rather than see the wave of change taking place from the top (judicial system) down to the bottom (law enforcement).

The change is good, the change is welcomed and the change is a must.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 04:36 AM
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a reply to: Jaellma


I will give you one example, I know of others, there are many.

In the UK a man called Shaun Wallace, is a barrister and a top 'Quizzer' admits

to being stopped and searched by police often, and he just opens his bag and

shows them his (wig and gown trappings of the British justice system) He is a

clever highly educated man. He doesn't take umbrage at this which it could be

said he is entitled to.

His attitude is (I have seen him interviewed) *personal responsibility*

Education is the same for all if you don't make use of your opportunities own up

to it and don't lay the blame on being disadvantaged...........or black.

If you don't know of him he is black.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:08 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: jjkenobi

Where did you get 10 times? *sigh* Looks like I do have to retype my question.

Did any of them import millions of blacks like we did?


Africa enslaved blacks, as well as white Europeans for far longer than the U.S. has. Should we also mention the Muslim slave trade, and how Mohammed himself participated in the enslavement of not just men, and women, but children as well?... Not to mention the child marriage that to this day exists in these countries...

To this day slavery is legal in various African and Middle Eastern countries. i haven't seen you, or your socialist comrades, demand from Africa and the Middle East reparations to blacks AND WHITE Europeans, including from the U.S. Before the slave trade started in the U.S. it already existed in Africa and ME countries for hundreds of years...




edit on 25-6-2020 by ElectricUniverse because: add and correct comment.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse




Before the slave trade started in the U.S. it already existed in Africa and ME countries for hundreds of years...


Considering countries in Africa and The Middle East are hundreds or even thousands of years older than The U.S. what would you expect ?

The first English Colony was established in North America in 1607. The first slaves arrived in 1619. A mere 12 years from foundation.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:22 AM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

None of that was really relevant to the points I was making or what the Original Poster asked.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Oh, look, the Queen of Whataboutisms posted another.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:26 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: jjkenobi

South Africa has an estimated 41,000 black millionaires, the United Sates has around 37,000.


Which country has the most black people?... Most of the population of Africa, 1.341 billion people are blacks...
Black population in the U.S.?... 47.8 million.
Africa, if Africa has only 4,000 rich blacks from a population of 1.341 billion, most of them being black.) Which still means that by percentages there are way more black rich people in the U.S. than in Africa.



posted on Jun, 25 2020 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Oh, look, the Queen of Whataboutisms posted another.


Don't project your fantasies on me... Ironic how of course you want to ignore the history of slavery in Africa and the Middle East, which have a far worse record, and for much longer time than in the U.S. Not to mention the fact that slavery still exists in various African and ME countries...but let's just ignore that or the fact that for hundreds of years the northern Muslim countries in Africa attacked merchant and passenger ships from Europe and the U.S. and who knows how many white people were enslaved... If we don't count slavery before Mohammed you still have slavery existing in Muslim nations, including in Africa, since about the 7th century A.D... Slavery from the U.S. and Europe began in the 16th century, and stopped when REPUBLICANS fought to protect and give rights to all people, including blacks and women...

How about this, forgive, live and let live, otherwise don't be a hypocrite. if you want reparations whites and other races, including blacks, are owed much more from Africa and the ME, than the U.S. owes blacks.

And if we want to talk about the torture endured by slaves, including blacks in Africa and the ME, you should remember that often times both thumbs were cut off from slaves so they couldn't open doors to escape. Not to mention making male slaves into eunuchs, and that wasn't even the worse...

But yeah, let's ignore facts when it doesn't further your agenda...






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