How slavery came to the USA & what can Democrats / Republicans do 2019?

Freedom from slavery:  So how many slaves came to the New World from Africa  and what  can the Democrats and Republicans do today?

Well how about that — only  a tiny percentage of slaves  came from Africa  to the New World. About 388,00 total.  A tiny percentage of the total.

According to PBS.org and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, between 1525 and 1866, in the entire history of the slave trade to the New World, according to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, 12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World. Only about 388,000 were shipped to North America. That’s right: a tiny percentage.

Today in Africa there are an estimated 9.2 million people living in modern day slavery.  The population of Africa 2017  is 1,256,268,025.

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Firenze Sage   JAJ48@aol.com      And to think only the USA had slaves?   Wake up,the slaves came from black slavers who sold black people.

If Democrats and Republicans were serious about eliminating the blight of slavery they may want to focus on modern day Africa.

This week Nancy Pelosi and 12 Democrats will travel to Ghana to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first slaves from Africa arriving on American shores.

Will these Democrats speak out against the thriving slave trade in Africa today?

Betsy Ross — a shoe in for heroine? What say, Kaepernick?

Symbols of  American freedom matter.  Don’t sell shoes  with a Betsy Ross flag?   Why? Because African-American  Kaepernick   finds  the Ross  flag symbol offensive and associated with slavery.  Get real.

Does Kaepernick know anything about Betsy Ross?  Anything about  early American history?

Betsy Ross is a woman  to admire not  spurn.

Let’s  compare  2019 ex- football player Colin  Kaepernick  with  1776 seamstress Betsy Ross:

Personal commitments to family?  Kaepernick has a girl friend [Nessa Diag] since 2015. He’s not married and no children.  Betsy Ross was soon widowed  after marrying at age 21  outside her Quaker faith which caused her to be  ‘read out of the  Quaker church’ for doing so.    She  later married  again and had children.

  • Professional skills?   Colin  Kaepernick  was a second string quarter back who turned down a  contract with the San Francico  49ers.  He is a rich,  civil rights agitator.
  • Betsy Ross  was child number 8 of 17 children. Betsy   attended a Quaker school 8 hours a day to learn sewing, reading and writing. She became a skilled seamstress.  Fairly soon after marriage to John Ross at age 21,  Betsy’s husband  died  while he was guarding  ammunition.
  • A few months  after her husband’s death, Betsy met with the Committee of Three which included George Washington. This meeting  lead to  Betsy Ross’  sewing of  the first American flag.

Slavery? Betsy Ross was an abolitionist.    

written by Cameron Jackson   jaj48@aol.com

history lesson for the day: black crime due to slavery says Doug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin makes $13 million a year
Doug Baldwin has a $13 million dollar contract

Black on black crime today  is due to slavery says wide receiver Doug Baldwin.    The wide receiver enjoys a $13 million  contract.

He  recently blamed crime in the African American community on “slavery”. So he said  in a conversation with Dan Leberfeld of Breitbart Sports.
In fact, Baldwin excused away crime in black communities because slavery was “only” eliminated 150 years ago.
Telling people not to get too worried about crime, Baldwin excused it away, saying, “Two-hundred-and-fifty-six years Africans were enslaved, it’s only been 150 years since slavery was abolished. It’s going to take some time.
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Firenze Sage:  Why not share for us how you make $13 million  dollars instead of being in chains. What was black crime like in 1948?  Look it up.

Ph.D. in idiocy: “slavery is a white people…thing”

 

Saida
Saida

“Slavery is white people…thing” tweets Boston University Saida Grundy,  Assistant Professor of sociology and African-American Studies at Boston University.

Grundy shows stunning ignorance of slavery both past and present in various cultures.  Where was this professor educated?  How was she vetted?

Grundy didn’t stop there.  She asks: “is white people’s new deflection from dealing with slavery that ‘all races have had slaves’ thing? is this the new ‘#AllLivesMatter’?”

Professor Grundy added other enlightening tweets:

“for the record, NO race outside of Europeans had a system that made slavery a *personhood* instead of temporary condition;

 

blacks keep blacks as slaves in Africa today
Today – blacks keep young male blacks as slaves 

“there is also no race except Europeans who kidnapped and transported human beings in order to enslave them and their offspring for life;

“before Europeans invented it as such, slavery was not a condition that was de facto inherited from parent to child.”

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/08/24/saida-grundy-discusses-controversy-over-her-comments-twitter-her-career-race-and

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Firenze Sage:   Somewhere in the dusk of history she may find Greek slaves

Greek slave women had short hair
Greek slave women had to have  short hair

or Roman slaves

slavery in Rome
slaves In Roman times 

or Egyptian slaves or even, horror of horrors, African slaves, a word derived from Slavs in the Middle Ages.

modern slavery of Blacks
modern slavery of Blacks by ISIS today