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We Did Not Sell Each Other Into Slavery

Posted by The Reunion Black Family on December 3, 2013 at 3:20 PM

The single most effective White propaganda assertion that continues to make it very difficult for us to reconstruct the African social systems of mutual trust broken down by U.S. Slavery is the statement, unqualified, that, "We sold each other into slavery." Most of us have accepted this statement as true at its face value. It implies that parents sold their children into slavery to Whites, husbands sold their wives, even brothers and sisters selling each other to the Whites. It continues to perpetuate a particularly sinister effluvium of Black character. But deep down in the Black gut, somewhere beneath all the barbecue ribs, gin and whitewashed religions, we know that we are not like this.

British colonial official with Islamic slave traders in Zanzibar. On the far right is Hamad bin Mohamed bin Jumah bin Rajab bin Mohamed bin Said al-Murghabi, more commonly known as Tippu Tip. He was the most notorious Islamic slaver. al-Murghabi died in 1905.

                                              

This singular short tart claim, that "We sold each other into slavery", has maintained in a state of continual flux our historical basis for Black-on-Black self love and mutual cooperation at the level of Class.

The period from the beginning of the TransAtlantic African Slave so-called Trade (1500) to the demarcation of Africa into colonies in the late 1800s is one of the most documented periods in World History. Yet, with the exception of the renegade African slave raider Tippu Tip of the Congo Arabs(Muslim name, Hamed bin Muhammad bin Juna al-Marjebi) who was collaborating with the White Arabs (also called Red Arabs) there is little documentation of independent African slave raiding. By independent is meant that there were no credible threats, intoxicants or use of force by Whites to force or deceive the African into slave raiding or slave trading and that the raider himself was not enslaved to Whites at the time of slave raiding or "trading". Trade implies human-to-human mutuality without force. This was certainly not the general scenario for the TransAtlantic so-called Trade in African slaves. Indeed, it was the Portuguese who initiated the European phase of slave raiding in Africa by attacking a sleeping village in 1444 and carting away the survivors to work for free in Europe.

Even the case of Tippu Tip may well fall into a category that we might call the consequences of forced cultural assimilation via White (or Red) Arab Conquest over Africa. Tippu Tip s father was a White (or Red) Arab slave raider, his mother an unmixed African slave. Tip was born out of violence, the rape of an African woman. It is said that Tip, a "mulatto", was merciless to Africans.

The first act against Africa by Whites was an unilateral act of war, announced or unannounced. There were no African Kings or Queens in any of the European countries nor in the U.S. when ships set sail for Africa to capture Africans for profit. Whites had already decided to raid for slaves. They didn't need our agreement on that. Hence, there was no mutuality in the original act. The African so-called slave "trade" was a demand-driven market out of Europe and America, not a supply-driven market out of Africa. We did not seek to sell captives to the Whites as an original act. Hollywood s favorite is showing Blacks capturing Blacks into slavery, as if this was the only way capture occurred. There are a number of ways in which capture occurred. Let s dig a little deeper into this issue.

Chancellor Williams, in his classic work, The Destruction of Black Civilization, explains that after the over land passage of African trade had been cut off at the Nile Delta by the White Arabs in about 1675 B.C. (the Hyksos), the Egyptian/African economy was thrown into a recession. There is even indication of "pre-historic" aggression upon Africa by White nomadic tribes (the Palermo Stone).. This culminated as an unfortunate trade, in that, when the White Arabs attacked, they had the benefit of the knowledge and strength of Africans on their side, as their slaves. This is a significantly different picture than the propaganda that we sold our immediate family members into slavery to the Whites.

It becomes a kind of racism; that, while all ethnic groups have sold its own ethnic group into slavery, Blacks can't do it. When Eastern Europeans fight each other it is not called tribalism. Ethnic cleansing is intended to make what is happening to sound more sanitary. What it really is, is White Tribalism pure and simple.

The fact of African resistance to European Imperialism and Colonialism is not well known, though it is well documented. Read, for instance, Michael Crowder (ed.), West African Resistance, Africana Publishing Corporation, New York, 1971. Europeans entered Africa in the mid 1400 s and early 1500 s during a time of socio-political transition. Europeans chose a favorite side to win between African nations at a war and supplied that side with guns, a superior war instrument. In its victory, the African side with guns rounded up captives of war who were sold to the Europeans in exchange for more guns or other barter. Whites used these captives in their own slave raids. These captives often held pre-existing grudges against groups they were ordered to raid, having formerly been sold into slavery themselves by these same groups as captives in inter-African territorial wars. In investigating our history and capture, a much more completed picture emerges than simply that we sold each other into slavery.

The Ashanti, who resisted British Imperialism in a Hundred Years War, sold their African captives of war and criminals to other Europeans, the Portuguese, Spanish, French, in order to buy guns to maintain their military resistance against British Imperialism (Michael Crowder, ed., West African Resistance).

Eric A. Walker, in A History of Southern Africa, Longmans, London, 1724, chronicles the manner in which the Dutch entered South Africa at the Cape of Good Hope. Van Riebeeck anchored at the Cape with his ships in 1652 during a time that the indigenous Khoi Khoi or Khoisan (derogatorily called Hottentots) were away hunting. The fact of their absence is the basis of the White "claim" to the land. But there had been a previous encounter with the Khoi Khoi at the Cape in 1510 with the Portuguese Ship Almeida. States Eric A. Walker, "Affonso de Albuquerque was a conscious imperialist whose aim was to found self-sufficing colonies and extend Portuguese authority in the East&He landed in Table Bay, and as it is always the character of the Portuguese to endeavor to rob the poor natives of the country, a quarrel arose with the Hottentots, who slew him and many of his companions as they struggled towards their boats through the heavy sand of Salt River beach." (Ibid. p. 17). Bartholomew Diaz had experienced similar difficulties with the indigenous Xhosa of South Africa in 1487, on his way to "discovering" a "new" trade route to the East. The conflict ensued over a Xhosa disagreement over the price Diaz wanted to pay for their cattle. The Xhosa had initially come out meet the Whites, playing their flutes and performing traditional dance.

In 1652, knowing that the indigenous South Africans were no pushovers, Van Riebeeck didn't waste any time. As soon as the Khoi Khoi returned from hunting, Van Riebeeck accused them of stealing Dutch cattle. Simply over that assertion, war broke out, and the superior arms of the Dutch won. South African Historian J. Congress Mbata best explains this dynamic in his lectures, available at the Cornell University Africana Studies Department. Mbata provides three steps: 1) provocation by the Whites, 2) warfare and, 3) the success of a superior war machinery.

There are several instances in which Cecil Rhodes, towards the end of the 19th Century, simply demonstrated the superiority of the Maxim Machine Gun by mowing down a corn field in a matter of minutes. Upon such demonstrations the King and Queen of the village, after consulting the elders, signed over their land to the Whites. These scenarios are quite different from the Hollywood version, and well documented.

It has been important to present the matters above to dispel the notion of an African slave trade that involved mutuality as a generalized dynamic on the part of Africans. If we can accept the documented facts of our history above and beyond propaganda, we can begin to heal. We can begin to love one another again and go on to regain our liberties on Earth.

Respectfully,

Oscar L. Beard, B.A., RPCV

slavery at the dawn of capitalism and the ideology of white supremacy

Slaves were denied any rights. Throughout the colonies in the Caribbean to North America, laws were passed establishing a variety of common practices: Slaves were forbidden to carry weapons, they could marry only with the owner's permission, and their families could be broken up. They were forbidden to own property. Masters allowed slaves to cultivate vegetables and chickens, so the master wouldn't have to attend to their food needs. But they were forbidden even to sell for profit the products of their own gardens.

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Africa Queen Nzinga Resistance

Ann Nzinga "Queen of Ndongo" (1582-1663)In the sixteenth century, the Portuguese stake in the slave trade was threatened by England and France. This caused the Portuguese to transfer their slave-trading activities southward to the Congo and South West Africa. Their most stubborn opposition, as they entered the final phase of the conquest of Angola, came from a queen who was a great head of state, and a military leader with few peers in her time.

 

The important facts about her life are outlined by Professor Glasgow of Bowie, Maryland:

 

"Her extraordinary story begins about 1582, the year of her birth. She is referred to as Nzingha, or Jinga, but is better known as Ann Nzingha. She was the sister of the then-reigning King of Ndongo, Ngoli Bbondi, whose country was later called Angola. Nzingha was from an ethnic group called the Jagas. The Jagas were an extremely militant group who formed a human shield against the Portuguese slave traders. Nzingha never accepted the Portuguese conquest of Angola, and was always on the military offensive. As part of her strategy against the invaders, she formed an alliance with the Dutch, who she intended to use to defeat the Portuguese slave traders."

In 1623, at the age of forty-one, Nzingha became Queen of Ndongo. She forbade her subjects to call her Queen, She preferred to be called King, and when leading an army in battle, dressed in men's clothing.

In 1659, at the age of seventy-five, she signed a treaty with the Portuguese, bringing her no feeling of triumph. Nzingha had resisted the Portuguese most of her adult life. African bravery, however, was no match for gun powder. This great African woman died in 1663, which was followed by the massive expansion of the Portuguese slave trade.

Some colonies encouraged religious instruction among slaves, but all of them made clear that a slave's conversion to Christianity didn't change their status as slaves.

Psalm 123:2 (New International Version (NIV)): As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.

Ephesians 6:4-6: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. Obey them not only to win their favor when their eye is on you, but like slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from your heart.

Ephesians 6:5:Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

Ephesians 6:9:And masters, treat your slaves in the same way. Do not threaten them, since you know that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no favoritism with him.

Colossians 3:22:Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

Colossians 4:1:Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

Titus 2:9:Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

1 Peter 2:18:Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

Slaveowners would read these verses to slaves as part of the worship services that they allowed (and controlled) as a means of encouraging the proper attitude among their slaves. Based upon these isolated verses, slaveowners claimed that the Bible supported slavery and taught slaves to be obedient to their masters.http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/apps/blog/show/7183511-biblical-verses-used-by-slave-masters-to-justify-slavery

Slavery Wasn't a Trade, It Was a Robbery and Genocide.Just like colonization.

Congolese women reality: Shackled together, enslaved in their own homeland, held as hostages until their men returned with enough rubber to make King Leopold and the Belgium people rich beyond their wildest dreams. While impoverishing and enslaving the native people.

Slave Runners

Zanzibar men ca 1900

The Belgians, under orders of King Leopold II hung thousands of Congolese citizens.

"Africans did not enslave themselves in the Americas. The European slave trade was not an African venture, it was preeminently a European enterprise in all of its dimensions: conception, insurance, outfitting of ships, sailors,factories,shackles, weapons, and the selling and buying of people in the Americas.

Not one African can be named as an equal partner with Europeans in the slave trade.

Indeed, no African person benefited to the degree that Europeans did from the commerce in African people...no African community used slavery as its principal mode of economic production. We have no example of a slave economy in West Africa.

The closest any scholar has ever been able to arrive at a description of a slave society is the Dahomey kingdom of the nineteenth century that had become so debauched by slavery due to European influence that it was virtually a

hostage of the nefarious enterprise. However, even in Dahomey we do not see the complete denial of the humanity of Africans as we see in the American colonies.

Slavery was not romantic; it was evil, ferocious, brutal, and corrupting in all of its aspects. It was developed in its greatest degree of degradation in the United States.

The enslaved African was treated with utter disrespect. No laws

protected the African from any cruelty the white master could conceive.

The man, woman, or child was at the complete mercy of the most brutish of people.

For looking a white man in the eye the enslaved person could have his or her eyes blinded with hot irons. For speaking up in defense of a wife or woman a man could have his right hand severed. For defending his right to speak against oppression, an African could have half his tongue cut out. For running away and being caught an enslaved African could have his or her Achilles tendon cut. For

resisting the advances of her white master a woman could be given fifty lashes of the cowhide whip. A woman who physically fought against her master's sexual advances was courting death, and many died at the hands of their masters. The

enslaved African was more often than not physically scarred, crippled, or injured because of some brutal act of the slave owner. Among the punishments that were favored by the slave owners were whipping holes,wherein the enslaved was buried in the ground up to the neck; dragging blocks that were attached to

the feet of men or women who had run away and been caught; mutilation of the toes and fingers; the pouring of hot wax onto the limbs; and passing a piece of hot wood on the buttocks of the enslaved. Death came to the enslaved in vile, crude ways when the angry, psychopathic slave owner wanted to teach other

enslaved Africans a lesson. The enslaved person could be roasted over a slow-burning fire, left to die after having both legs and both arms broken,oiled and greased and then set afire while hanging from a tree's limb, or being killed slowly as the slave owner cut the enslaved person's phallus or breasts.

A person could be placed on the ground, stomach first, stretched so that each hand was tied to a pole and each foot was tied to a pole. Then the slave master would beat the person's naked body until the flesh was torn off the buttocks and the blood ran down to the ground."

 

Molefi Kete Asante

"The African American Warrant for Reparations: The Crime of European


 

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Reply Vazar Raabe
5:27 AM on January 21, 2012 
Thank you for this information. I will help in the process of moving forward and healing. Blessings to you all.
Reply Frank TALKER
8:53 AM on January 26, 2012 
Just because Blacks sold other Blacks into slavery, does not mean that Whites are less culpable. Blame is not quantifiable and just because your friend rapes a little girl does not excuse you from doing so. Beware Whites evading ethics.
Reply Carrie Hanks
12:26 PM on February 23, 2012 
Thank you. Knowledge is power.
Reply The Reunion Black Family
10:54 AM on April 21, 2012 
Frank TALKER says...
Just because Blacks sold other Blacks into slavery, does not mean that Whites are less culpable. Blame is not quantifiable and just because your friend rapes a little girl does not excuse you from doing so. Beware Whites evading ethics.
WHO SOLD WHO TO WHO? IGNORANCE IS OUR ENEMY. HOW MUCH ARE THEY PAY? ANY ONE WHO BOUGHT TO THA STORY IS A FOOLS..WHITE SUPREMACY HIS-STORY TO JUSTIFIELD HIS ATTROCITY AGAINST OUR PEOPLE..CAN BLACK RACE USE COMMON SENSES? THEY CAME FOUGHT OUR ANCESTORS AND WON THEY KIDNAPPED OUR PEOPLE..YES THEY PAY HOME NEIGO THAT WORKING FOR THEM..SAME SYSTEM IS STILL PRATICE TILL TODAY..HOME NEIGRO ARE WORKING FOR THE WHITE SUPREMACY..HOW DIFFICULT FOR THE BLACKS TO GRAP SIMPLE LOGIC OF THEIR ENEMY..SHAME ON ANYONE WHO STILL BLIND ON THIS STUPID STORY OF BLACKS SOLD THEMSELF..BRIANWASH NIGA..The single most effective White propaganda assertion that continues to make it very difficult for us to reconstruct the African social systems of mutual trust broken down by U.S. Slavery is the statement, unqualified, that, "We sold each other into slavery." Most of us have accepted this statement as true at its face value. It implies that parents sold their children into slavery to Whites, husbands sold their wives, even brothers and sisters selling each other to the Whites. It continues to perpetuate a particularly sinister effluvium of Black character. But deep down in the Black gut, somewhere beneath all the barbecue ribs, gin and whitewashed religions, we know that we are not like this.http://www.reunionblackfamily.com/apps/blog/show/11782086-di
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Reply HebonySoulSis
8:39 AM on July 12, 2012 
FACT: WE DID NOT SELL EACH OTHER INTO SLAVERY!

We were sold to Europeans by the Arabs who enslaved us under Islam for 800 yrs.

For us to have sold each other would have been impossible as we were already slaves. Arabs slaughtered off masses of African Gods, so that they could capture Afrikas Goddesses, who were then used as sex slaves and forced into Polygamy.
Reply Cherie
12:09 AM on September 17, 2012 
Slavery existed in Roman society from an early stage of its development. There were several ways you could become a slave in Rome. Some became slaves because they could not pay back the money they had borrowed. The government would also take people into slavery if they could not pay their taxes. There were also many cases of poor people selling their children as slaves to richer neighbours.

More at http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ROMslaves.htmaves.

Not trying to say it's not White Propaganda, but if it's true...don't feel bad, y'all.
Reply Mary Neal
3:07 PM on August 7, 2013 
Africans did sell other Africans into slavery, and many black sell-outs are still doing that. How else could a captain and small crew of seamen dock in Africa and depart with hundreds of human cargo? The trade continues. The 1984 Black Congressional Caucus approved the 100 to 1 sentencing disparity regarding rock and powder cocaine. The NAACP in 2011 requested that Congress would outlaw menthol cigarettes and only menthol - the kind that 85% of black smokers use. Many blacks own private prison stock today. There are now and have always been blacks who lacked any sense of self, empathy for their fellow man, and pride that eclipsed their greed.
Reply HP
11:42 PM on September 7, 2013 
Mary Neal says...
Africans did sell other Africans into slavery, and many black sell-outs are still doing that. How else could a captain and small crew of seamen dock in Africa and depart with hundreds of human cargo? The trade continues. The 1984 Black Congressional Caucus approved the 100 to 1 sentencing disparity regarding rock and powder cocaine. The NAACP in 2011 requested that Congress would outlaw menthol cigarettes and only menthol - the kind that 85% of black smokers use. Many blacks own private prison stock today. There are now and have always been blacks who lacked any sense of self, empathy for their fellow man, and pride that eclipsed their greed.



Did you read the article or are you just stupid?The article never said Africans didn`t sell other Africans into slavery,the article was talking about the fact that Africans selling their own kind into slavery was taken out of its historical context.Also the Europeans also engaged in kidnapping of Africans also.In many cases the European would instigate wars between African tribes so they would sell each other into slavery.And while Africans wee fighting each other,Europeans would sometimes target weak tribes to kidnap.Also some of the European christian missionaries tricked some of the African chiefs into selling their prisoners of war and criminals.
Reply MiMi
11:11 AM on September 29, 2013 
Frank TALKER says...
Just because Blacks sold other Blacks into slavery, does not mean that Whites are less culpable. Blame is not quantifiable and just because your friend rapes a little girl does not excuse you from doing so. Beware Whites evading ethics.


Do you not know how to read? We didn't. The lie that we did is just white propaganda to ease the guilt off of themselves. At the end of this article it says to believe FACT and DOCUMENTATION-- not white propaganda. We, knowing whites have a history of twisting as distorting the truth, still believe anything that flows out of these liars mouths as if their golden tongue and compulsive lying is unknown to us. We know these people are lying and like twisting the facts of history to paint themselves in a better light. Yet we still believe every lie, or distortion, twisting of the truth from these people....

We know their ways and they haven't changed much. Slavery ended, yes, their attitudes and habbit of twisting the truth? No. The mentality of making every brown person in the world assimulate into white culture? If you pay attention to what is going on in the world around you-- even here in the united states, you will see that hasn't changed either. The way the make a mockery of blacks in the media? Also hasn't changed. Black women are still portrayed as mammys and such-- the only real negativity about blacks taken from the media is blackface-- We are still portrayed the same way in the media today as we were then. Pay attention to what goes on around you. Never trust the word of a man who has a habit of distorting the truth

A foolish lion not only forgives the hunter, but TRUST the hunter enough to turn a blind eye to the hunter's ways.
Reply Givans
3:49 PM on December 13, 2013 
SMH Good grief kid GO BACK AND READ THE ARTICLE AGAIN, and this time READ it. Do not exclusively acknowledge the parts that stick to you the most. Furthermore, you are seriously going to talk about "black sell-outs?" It is so typical how people like yourself (more than likely an oreo coon) so love to yap about how blacks sell out other blacks, yet ignore the FACT that whites sell out other whites and have done so historically. New York City's Wall street is a prime example of that. Why don't you all ever focus on the white sell outs? Because to you in every way "white is right."
Reply Givans
3:56 PM on December 13, 2013 
Furthermore Mary Neal, the next time you decide to post a comment on something pertaining to history make sure you have the FACTS in order. In other words, do research on a subject before you type or talk. That way, the next time, you will not come off so foolishly ignorant as you have done here.
Reply Givans
4:06 PM on December 13, 2013 
Cherie says...
Slavery existed in Roman society from an early stage of its development. There were several ways you could become a slave in Rome. Some became slaves because they could not pay back the money they had borrowed. The government would also take people into slavery if they could not pay their taxes. There were also many cases of poor people selling their children as slaves to richer neighbours.

More at http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ROMslaves.htmaves.

Not trying to say it's not White Propaganda, but if it's true...don't feel bad, y'all.

Actually, what you are describing sounds like indentured servitude rather than slavery. What is the difference? Go look it up and you will see what I mean.
Reply PRAISE YAHWEH N YAHSHUA
11:06 PM on December 21, 2013 
first of all so called blacks are one of the tribes of israel [judah]and all the nations except most of AFRICA conspired against us.This was because we sinned against YAH OUR ELOHIM
Reply PRAISE YAHWEH N YAHSHUA
11:47 PM on December 21, 2013 
We fled into Africa during the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.This is a lie just like that false image of christ[cesaire borgia a pedophile] that most think is legit.THE MOST HIGH said I will bring thee to Egypt again in ships.Anyone who can see knows you don't need a ship to get to Egypt from Israel.Again just means land of bondage because Egypt is called Mizraim in scripture.For celebration of heathen rituals[christmas,easter,etc.] is the reasons why our ABBA YAH punished us through slavery.Our ALMIGHTY also goes onto say.I will bring a named nation with nothing and thirst and want of all things against thee.Here are the two points that made this truth obsolete.Our ELOHIM says they will be CONFEDERATE[southern states]against the and will pursue the as quick as THE EAGLE FLIETH[eagle is usa symbol] into a nation whose language was not known by us or our fathers.
Reply PRAISE YAHWEH N YAHSHUA
12:06 AM on December 22, 2013 
PRAISE YAHWEH N YAHSHUA says...
We fled into Africa during the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem by the Romans.This is a lie just like that false image of christ[cesaire borgia a pedophile] that most think is legit.THE MOST HIGH said I will bring thee to Egypt again in ships.Anyone who can see knows you don't need a ship to get to Egypt from Israel.Again just means land of bondage because Egypt is called Mizraim in scripture.For celebration of heathen rituals[christmas,easter,etc.] is the reasons why our ABBA YAH punished us through slavery.Our ALMIGHTY also goes onto say.I will bring a named nation with nothing and thirst and want of all things against thee.Here are the two points that made this truth obsolete.Our ELOHIM says they will be CONFEDERATE[southern states]against the and will pursue the as quick as THE EAGLE FLIETH[eagle is usa symbol] into a nation whose language was not known by us or our fathers.

Again Im here for truth my people need to know who they really are so we can stop all the internal hatred.Would you call a German an Irishman just cause they happen to be white no.So we look similar to our neighbors[sons and daughters of Ham]we are not alike we we are and always will be from Shem.That whole blacks selling blacks is a way to try an reduce There guilt but it won't change the fact that nation upon nation got rich off of our ancestors free labor.Don't be naive thinking those millions upon millions does'nt benefit them to this day as it was like only 150 to 200. years ago
Reply mcc
10:34 PM on December 29, 2013 
I respect the amount of research you have put into this article. You state many facts and statements backed by sources. However the way you word and speak towards "The White Man or White Master" shows that you have a hatred for something that happened from the 16th-19th century. Slavery has been around since the beginning of civilizations. "To the victor goes the spoils" when a kingdom/empire/nation conquered they did what was socially acceptable at the time. Romans would kill nearly all the men rape all the woman and children and sell them into slavery. They conquered what is now Greece, France, England, Balkans, Spain, Egypt, the middle east and more those inhabitants were more then likely of every race and religion and even more probably the majority were white. Africa and Blacks were not the only people and region used for slavery. Furthermore your claim that NO Africans raided their rival villages and sold those conquered for guns, money, or something of value is not true. You need to do a little more research on that. Former President of Benin Matthieu Kerekou has publicly analogized and recognized what you say never happened.
You have a very big chip on your shoulder and it needs to be removed. I remember that some 365,000 "White Men" were killed in combat to abolish slavery in America. I remember that today in America we have a Black President
Reply mcc
6:42 AM on December 30, 2013 
HP says...
What is this White propaganda you speak of? The lies the media tells?
Stop looking for a hand-me-down because of slavery. Spoils of War!
If you want to talk about propaganda and lies look first into what you portray yourself.
Tyler Perry
Al Sharpton (easily the most raciest fact twisting pig in the world)
The media made a huge ordeal out of Travon Martin...tragic yes...Zimmerman (spanish) should be behind bars no fight there however ever single picture of Martin was 10 years old while showing mug shots of a spanish man who so happened to have the whitest name.
That entire thing was made into a race thing when it was just the stupidity of some rent a cop.
If thats not good enough for your lies and twists and the "white propaganda" then here.
How come only a single news coverage of White Australian student was shot and killed by 3 blacks because "they were bored"
If Whites own everything and push out "propaganda" then how come that wasn't on every news channel.
Whites under the age of 5 years old according to the US Census Bureau of 2012 are minority. By the year 2043 as a whole whites will be a minority. Will we get "affirmative action" then? Nobody suppresses any culture in America and if you believe that then you are suppressing yourself according to the Census.


Did you read the article or are you just stupid?The article never said Africans didn`t sell other Africans into slavery,the article was talking about the fact that Africans selling their own kind into slavery was taken out of its historical context.Also the Europeans also engaged in kidnapping of Africans also.In many cases the European would instigate wars between African tribes so they would sell each other into slavery.And while Africans wee fighting each other,Europeans would sometimes target weak tribes to kidnap.Also some of the European christian missionaries tricked some of the African chiefs into selling their prisoners of war and criminals.
Reply 777bushdemon
11:32 AM on January 9, 2014 
Is that white guilt I am seeing. If the truth indicts one group against another and that former group is guilty of trying to cover up their atrocities then it is incumbent upon scholars to expose that truth. Fact is fact and if you want to interpret it as a conspiracy to undermine the white race then that is your DAMN PROBLEM. Moreover, the author was simply showing how the belief that "black sold each other into slavery" can perpetuate self-hatred among blacks. A fact I, a black man, is very acquainted with. This belief was, of course, perpetrated by certain whites to foster their 'divide and conquer' doctrine to ensure black subservience and quell any notions of black resistance.
Furthermore your challenge of the author's assertion that no blacks had raided their rivals' villages did not have any evidence cited other than the claim made by the individual "Former President of Benin Matthieu Kerekou". Is he credible. At least this author cited many references that we can look up and research and determine if there is any validity to them.

It almost sound to me, and I could be wrong, that the statement you uttered "To the victor goes the spoils" almost seemed like you were romanticizing or justifying the whole one nation or tribe conquering another and taking whatever they felt like.
mcc says...
I respect the amount of research you have put into this article. You state many facts and statements backed by sources. However the way you word and speak towards "The White Man or White Master" shows that you have a hatred for something that happened from the 16th-19th century. Slavery has been around since the beginning of civilizations. "To the victor goes the spoils" when a kingdom/empire/nation conquered they did what was socially acceptable at the time. Romans would kill nearly all the men rape all the woman and children and sell them into slavery. They conquered what is now Greece, France, England, Balkans, Spain, Egypt, the middle east and more those inhabitants were more then likely of every race and religion and even more probably the majority were white. Africa and Blacks were not the only people and region used for slavery. Furthermore your claim that NO Africans raided their rival villages and sold those conquered for guns, money, or something of value is not true. You need to do a little more research on that. Former President of Benin Matthieu Kerekou has publicly analogized and recognized what you say never happened.
You have a very big chip on your shoulder and it needs to be removed. I remember that some 365,000 "White Men" were killed in combat to abolish slavery in America. I remember that today in America we have a Black President
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1:10 AM on January 10, 2014 
We need to stop with the slave movies and start making movies depicting who we were before we were slaves...the triumphs and victories, the struggles and resistance. I would love and think it would be good for our children to see some of these events made into movies just as the stories of rome, greece and the jews are constantly being told...then I believe we can begin to heal...for the sake of our children.