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  • If slavery never happened

    how do you imagine your life would be today?
    let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

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    There would be no "me!" [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    • #3
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      This is a good question, for real dowe! Hummm...gonna think about this one...layta!

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      • #4
        Re: If slavery never happened

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        how do you imagine your life would be today?

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        ...hummmm...are you referring to the Transatlantic Slave Trade or slavery in general (which exists to this day)?

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        • #5
          Re: If slavery never happened

          The Transatlantic Slave Trade
          let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

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          • #6
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            i think without slavery - africa would be all white by now
            the only thing that keeps the eye on Africa are the children of the diaspora

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            • #7
              Re: If slavery never happened

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              ...the only thing that keeps the eye on Africa are the children of the diaspora

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              Yes, Seveen, sometimes it seems that way. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

              How would things be different? Considering the evidence that Africans arrived in the "Americas" before the Spanish and Portuguese did, I would think that America would be MORE brown...Africans and "Native Americans" would live in peace and possibly combine their customs and ways of life.

              I really believe that people of African descent would be more of a "player" in this game of life on earth and we would have more power had it not been for slavery.

              Most African cultures value family and community. Perhaps the spread of capitalism and "democracy" would have been slower?

              I love to ponder this question! Wish more would give their opinion! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]

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              • #8
                Re: If slavery never happened

                some africans provided the opportunity for slavery - many slaves were captured by other tribes or their locations were disclosed by people of the same color

                and today the genocide we are experiencing in dafar and the sudan - are black on black crimes - and the people left in africa don't appear to be doing any better than us and most were not enslaved "america style"

                the sense of family and community did not prevent this - and there were a lot less people to commune

                i have gotten over the slavery issue - as a matter of fact i feel like "i'm the strongest of the strong" - in order for me to be here today - i know i came from some exceptional stock - and i take pride in that [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]

                and i'm not sure slavery was the issue - other people were enslaved - i think it's being "black"

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                • #9
                  Re: If slavery never happened

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                  and i'm not sure slavery was the issue - other people were enslaved - i think it's being "black"

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                  care to elaborate?
                  I must say that the Slavs of Eastern Europe would be a parallel where the gypsies receive the lower end of their bad treatment - so having seen that, I would say that slavery is a big part of it all. But your explanation could bring interesting things to the table. To be black before or after slavery?
                  let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

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                  • #10
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                    some africans provided the opportunity for slavery - many slaves were captured by other tribes or their locations were disclosed by people of the same color <font color="purple"> **yes, you are so right, unfortunately**</font>

                    and today the genocide we are experiencing in dafar and the sudan - are black on black crimes <font color="purple"> Seveen, I don't think so. Even though some of the Arabs "look" black, they would take issue to that and because they don't have the total package (thicker lips, dark brown skin, tight curly hair, etc) they do not consider them to be anything close to Black. At least that's my impression when talking to Arabs in the Detroit area..."** </font>

                    the sense of family and community did not prevent this - and there were a lot less people to commune <font color="purple">**The sense of family and community is the backbone of African cultures. This is their strength. They allowed the europeans that traded with them to break down their true nature and this caused a breakdown in the sense of family and community...** </font>

                    i have gotten over the slavery issue - as a matter of fact i feel like "i'm the strongest of the strong" - in order for me to be here today - i know i came from some exceptional stock - and i take pride in that [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]
                    <font color="purple">SO TRUE, SO TRUE!!! I TOTALLY AGREE!** </font>

                    and i'm not sure slavery was the issue - other people were enslaved - i think it's being "black"

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                    Yes, it could be about being "Black." [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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                    • #11
                      Re: If slavery never happened

                      i don't think slavery or no slavery is not the issue

                      i don't think most of us feel the "pain" of slavery in our day to day lives

                      thus we are the same as if slavery hadn't existed now (only we don't live in Africa anymore)

                      the issue is people of color are the "low man on the totem pole" in the USA - and that includes East Indians, Mexicans, Asians as well as blacks

                      and they are low man on the totem pole most places in the world - even Africa - among "brothers" remember Idi?

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                      • #12
                        Re: If slavery never happened

                        do you think that anybody aware that he is black does not feel the effects of slavery? alone the abstraction that you originate from africa alone is enough to leave some scar on the mind. how each person deal with it is a different matter maybe.
                        in which instance would you say that a black person does not feel the effects of slavery?
                        let it burn, let it burn, let it burn

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                        • #13
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                          slavery is something i know happened
                          it has no impact on how i live my life
                          i do have a sense of pride that my ancestors survived

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                          • #14
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                            how do you imagine your life would be today?

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                            Sukuna. u eva read "how Europe underdeveloped Africa" by walter rodney?
                            u so fake, even China denied mekking u

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                            • #15
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                              Slavery impacts all of our lives, even though we don't allow it to impact the WAY we live our lives.

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