Skip to comments.The Myths of American Slavery
Posted on 06/01/2016 2:20:33 PM PDT by Kaslin
As construction of the Smithsonians National Museum of African American History and Culture progresses toward its September opening, Museum Director Lonnie Bunch joined CBS 60 Minutes Scott Pelley on a visit to Mozambique in search of a ship that carried hundreds of African slaves to the bottom of the Indian Ocean when it foundered 220 years ago.
The story of slavery is everybody's story, Bunch explained to Pelley. It is the story about how we're all shaped by, regardless of race, regardless of how long we've been in this country. We hope that we can be a factor to both educate America around this subject but maybe more importantly help Americans finally wrestle with this, talk about it, debate it
So how are 21st Century citizens of the United States obliged to finally wrestle with, in this case, the long-ago deaths of Africans who were enslaved by other Africans, forcefully driven for many miles through a Mozambique port and on to a Portuguese slave ship bound for Brazil, while the descendants of all those who actually participated in this event are allowed to be wistfully unconcerned and guilt-free?
You see, Mr. Bunch is wrong on one key point. Slavery is not everybodys story -- it must remain exclusively a story for the United States and its people. Only we are required to bear the indelible stain of this countrys original sin -- and it appears those who entered or will enter here assume this mantle of guilt themselves a century-and-a-half after the institution of slavery was ended.
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Three (3) of my ancestors fought in the union army. That’s the only part I have in the story of slavery.
I was a 20 year season ticket holder(49ers). Paid good money to watch mostly blacks perform. I did my part. So did everyone at home watching the game and buying a six-pack.
I'm a descendant of the Union army also......
Slavery is not everybodys story — it must remain exclusively a story for the United States and its people.
Reparations for slavery...the belief that white people who are not yet born, are responsible for things that happened to black people who have already died.
My grandfather’s dad fought for Indiana. I suppose if he’d been born in Alabama, he’d have fought for Alabama.
Suffering through 0bama is reparations.
I’d be willing to pay reparations equivalent to a share of 40 ac and a mule to every proven descendent of slavery - IF all set-asides, affirmative action, quota, test norming, etc. policies are outlawed forever more.
After all, the government is just going to print fake money to pay the reparations.
I have never owned a slave. Never even known anyone who owned a slave. Never have known anyone who was a slave. Slavery has nothing to do with me.
What my ancestors did or did not do, is their concern, not mine and it does not reflect on me as I had no role.
A couple of my ancestors did fight for the Union and died during the war. Most of my ancestors didn’t even come to this country until almost 1900. And, they came from central Europe where their only role with slavery, was that of the Turks invading and taking Europeans back to be slaves.
I apologize for nothing related to slavery, and frankly, if people who have no direct connection with the topic are still impacted by things they did not do or were a party to, it is time to grow up and get over it.
” — it must remain exclusively a story for the United States and its people.”
This guy is a special kind of stupid.
A key point in the article that was NOT stressed - who captured and sold an estimated ~20 million humans into slavery? Why, surprise, members of “The Religion of Peace” - Muslims!
From the article:
Mecca, Saudi Arabia — Beginning in the 7th Century, adherents of Mohammed (Muslims) founded a series of caliphates that brought all of the Middle East, North Africa, and the Iberian peninsula under Muslim control. For eight centuries before the first European slavers arrived in Africa, Arab Muslims established a robust trans-Sahara trade that would eventually capture an estimated 18 million Africans. Slavery was not made illegal in the Arabian Peninsula until 1962.
Tripoli, Libya — Muslim pirates along the North African Barbary Coast didnt stop with the enslavement of Africans, but also preyed upon Mediterranean shipping and coastal cities. An estimated 1.25 million Europeans and Americans were enslaved by these pirates, whose abuses forced Thomas Jefferson to send the nascent United States Navy to shut them down. The event is commemorated to this day in the Marine Corps hymn reference to their exploits on the shores of Tripoli.
[ I was surprised to learn recently that slavery was not made illegal in England until 1905. ]
It wouldn’t surprise me if it endured longer in their colonies as well.
Free Black New Orleans business owners also fought, but for the Confederates. (Just confusing the issue).
The author is being sarcastic.
What I don't buy is people of slave ancestry being now 6 generations removed using that as an excuse to steal and grift my money through copious social programs and engage in murder, theft and rape. We now are at a point with Oblameo, where the great, great, great, great grandchildren of slaves now act the slave masters.
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