Its all about free labor
Its all about free labor
I'm wondering about topics this month and am curious if you'll educate us on black slave owners and blacks who were in favor of separate but equal?
I'm still hoping for some black history--not white people suck history.
Here is a history lesson for you bruthaman.
We thought you were a douchebag throughout history and we still do.
28 days of "kill whitey" and we are only on day 5...**** me this is going to be a long month
Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860
Most Americans, both black and white, believe that slavery was a system maintained by whites to exploit blacks, but this authoritative study reveals the extent to which African Americans played a significant role as slave masters. Examining South Carolina's diverse population of African-American slaveowners, the book demonstrates that free African Americans widely embraced slavery as a viable economic system and that they--like their white counterparts--exploited the labor of slaves on their farms and in their businesses. Drawing on the federal census, wills, mortgage bills of sale, tax returns, and newspaper advertisements, the author reveals the nature of African-American slaveholding, its complexity, and its rationales. He describes how some African-American slave masters had earned their freedom but how many others--primarily mulattoes born of free parents--were unfamiliar with slavery's dehumanization.
The book and movie roots have been Proven to be lies and plagerism. Alex Haley stole or made up his family's history.
Are people saying that because there were black slave owners, whites are off the hook?
Are you saying that because slaves were black, whites are on the hook?
It is easy to understand why the African American race struggles in America compared to white people and even some other minorities. They were enslaved, prevented from owning property, prevented from learning to read, and not treated as humans. All this happened less than 200 years ago. So white landowners and white society was able to build itself up on the backs of free labor.
When I say on the hook, I am not necessarily referring to guilt on behalf of the individual, but society is responsible for slavery and the failures to elevate the African American race to where the white race was and now is.
It is easy to brush off bruthaman as a fly, but he does provide some value and a lot of his frustrations with society hold some water. Sure he can be a little ****, but everyone on here is a hack to begin with.
The point is that in the vast majority of discussions about slavery the fact that whites weren't the only ones who owned slaves (blacks and native americans did too) seems to get lost. Implying that their role had no influence on anything.
That is intellectually dishonest.
Of slave owners, what was the racial majority? And even then common folks held black people in such low regard. They continued to vote for politicians who refused to acknowledge a man's rights, and proudly went to war over it.
Care to explain how slave owners were harshly punished?