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.
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.
He recently blamed crimein 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.
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.