Freedom from slavery:Â So how many slaves came to the New World from AfricaÂ and whatÂ can the Democrats and Republicans do today?
Well how about that — onlyÂ a tiny percentage of slavesÂ came from AfricaÂ to the New World. About 388,00 total.Â A tiny percentage of the total.
According toÂ PBS.orgÂ andÂ 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,Â 12.5 million AfricansÂ were shipped to the New World. Only aboutÂ 388,000 were shipped to North America. Thatâ€™s right: a tiny percentage.
Today in Africa there are an estimatedÂ 9.2 million people living in modern day slavery.Â The population of Africa 2017Â is 1,256,268,025.
Symbols ofÂ American freedom matter.Â Don’t sell shoesÂ with a Betsy Ross flag?Â Â Why? Because African-AmericanÂ KaepernickÂ Â findsÂ the RossÂ flag symbol offensive and associated with slavery.Â Get real.
Does Kaepernick know anything about Betsy Ross?Â Anything aboutÂ early American history?
Betsy Ross is a womanÂ to admire notÂ spurn.
Let’sÂ compareÂ 2019 ex- football player ColinÂ KaepernickÂ withÂ 1776 seamstress Betsy Ross:
Personal commitments to family? Â Kaepernick has a girl friend [Nessa Diag] since 2015. He’s not married and no children.Â Betsy Ross was soon widowedÂ after marrying at age 21Â outside her Quaker faith which caused her to beÂ ‘read out of theÂ Quaker church’ for doing so.Â Â SheÂ later marriedÂ again and had children.
Professional skills?Â Â Colin Â KaepernickÂ was a second string quarter back who turned down aÂ contract with the San FrancicoÂ 49ers.Â He is a rich,Â civil rights agitator.
Betsy RossÂ was child number 8 of 17 children. BetsyÂ Â attended a Quaker school 8 hours a day to learn sewing, reading and writing. She became a skilled seamstress.Â Fairly soon after marriage to John Ross at age 21,Â Betsy’s husbandÂ diedÂ while he was guardingÂ ammunition.
A few monthsÂ after her husband’s death, Betsy met with the Committee of Three which included George Washington. This meetingÂ lead toÂ Betsy Ross’Â sewing ofÂ the first American flag.
Black on black crime today Â is due to slavery says wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Â Â The wide receiver enjoys a $13 million Â contract.
He Â recentlyÂ blamed crimeÂ in the African American community on â€œslaveryâ€. So he said Â in a conversation with Dan Leberfeld of Breitbart Sports.
In fact, Baldwin excused away crime in black communities because slavery was â€œonlyâ€ eliminated 150 years ago.
Telling people not to get too worried about crime, Baldwin excused it away, saying, â€œTwo-hundred-and-fifty-six years Africans were enslaved, itâ€™s only been 150 years since slavery was abolished. Itâ€™s going to take some time.
Firenze Sage: Â Why not share for us how you make $13 million Â dollars instead of being in chains. What was black crime like in 1948? Â Look it up.