blackmanofhonor wrote:No sane person would think anything good whatsoever came from slavery.Slavery harmed us,not helped.The only blacks that beneifited were the sick africans who sold thier own to the devils.
Maybe I can clarify what I mean a little bit better. First of all, I have nothing personal against you, so we don't need to go there with the disrespect even if we are in a heated disagreement.
What I mean by slavery was probably one of the best thing that ever happened to American blacks, goes way deeper than the institution of slavery itself. Without slavery (as tragic and barbaric as it was), there would be no African Americans. You're family make up would not exist. You would not exist. You have the opportunity now to do whatever you want with your life, and you have the resources at hand to do it. So does your children and your children's children. Even today's African's don't have those options, but YOU DO.
Africa was being colonized left and right by the Europeans and basically stripped of most of it's resources. Add to that..... famine, civil war and etc.... your family could have died out tens times over.
Slavery as tragic as it was, blacks that survived it are doing far much better than most blacks in the world. THAT MEANS YOU. If you don't belive that, you need to take a trip to Africa.
You may hate AmeriKKKa, for whatever reason you like, but I know several African men would trade citizenship with you in a heart beat.
So blackmanofhonor......take a trip to Africa, go any where, go to the Congo area, and you tell them how bad you have it.
How many African nationals do you see on this website. I see people from all over Europe on here, but not African's (or at least that I have witnessed), because who has a computer or internet services???? Basic features you can take or leave, is a godsend for people in third world nations (which you do not live in), no matter how bad you may feel you have it.
When was the last time you had to show papers to travel across town? When was the last time you picked cotton or worked in the fields for no pay. When was the last time your village was raided by neighboring tribes? When was the last time you walked 50 miles for water? When were you last forced to leave your family to go live at a nearby plantattion.
So yea slavery was terrible, but you know what? It worked out for you. By global standrads you living phat.