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This is an interesting link to a database of data collected during the shameful slave trade that was perpetuated against our African brothers.

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Hard as it was for the slaves, I think the Native Americans had it worse.
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Now here's a question to the Afro-Americans here...

Do you really wish NOW that your ancestors had NOT been removed from Africa?

In other words - would you rather that you and your family was still living in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc ?

Be honest with yourself...
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Now here's a question to the Afro-Americans here...

Do you really wish NOW that your ancestors had NOT been removed from Africa?

In other words - would you rather that you and your family was still living in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, etc ?

Be honest with yourself...
Does that excuse the crimes on humanity that we committed? Does that nullify the pain and suffering of hordes of people through generations upon generations just so one day they have an "almost" equal opportunity to equality?
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Keyhole,
This is the same as asking if the Jew are thankful for the Holocaust as now they have their own homeland.
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Does that excuse the crimes on humanity that we committed? Does that nullify the pain and suffering of hordes of people through generations upon generations just so one day they have an "almost" equal opportunity to equality?
WE? I didn't do anything to any black person. What your ancestors did was despicable. And Africans that sold people as slaves was despicable. An ugly chapter in history by anyone's standards. Hopefully WE can move past any wrong doings from our past and be respectful to all races.
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WE? I didn't do anything to any black person. What your ancestors did was despicable. And Africans that sold people as slaves was despicable. An ugly chapter in history by anyone's standards. Hopefully WE can move past any wrong doings from our past and be respectful to all races.
Yes We, because We didn't put a stop to it as long as We had sugar in our tea, the cotton was being picked and labor cost was depressed by FORCE.
Yes We, we are all guilty, even if my ancestors never owned or traded slaves but they stood there waiting for someone else to take up their cause.
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Yes We, because We didn't put a stop to it as long as We had sugar in our tea, the cotton was being picked and labor cost was depressed by FORCE.
Yes We, we are all guilty, even if my ancestors never owned or traded slaves but they stood there waiting for someone else to take up their cause.
Dude, I agree it should never have happened. The Africans should never have enslaved there own people, Americans should never have "bought" any human being. But I don't have a way-back machine to right the wrong. So why should I carry guilt for something I cannot correct. I very much hate the fact that human beings were enslaved and I can only conduct myself in a manner consistant to human rights for everyone, no if ands or buts!
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Now pay up or STFU This should help the economy for sure
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