The African slave trade, while a disgusting crime that should never be forgotten, is in reality no more or less important than any other slave trade. Almost every group of people have been taken as slaves at some point in their history, almost every group has also taken slaves, we in Britain for example were taken as slaves by the vikings and Romans for centuries.Ares wrote: ↑Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:08 amRight, you and I know that Africa is generally considered the birthplace of slavery because Africans were selling other Africans into slavery across the world. But the narrative a vocal minority of really stupid people espouse is that all the world's evils are a result of men and that black people are the only ones who have ever suffered slavery, and exclusively at the hands of white people. A black woman enslaving other women just completely destroys that narrative. It's just nice to see a situation where someone's race or gender was not used as a "get out of jail free card".BriarThrone wrote: ↑Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:05 amIt's not without precedent. African slaves in America were purchased from either African slave-takers or Ottoman slave-ranchers. Interesting that it happened in the UK, though. The very first abolitionist nation, though they pulled some later shenanigans on the colonial Irish. I'd have thought that their laws on trafficking would be crazy tough. That had better be fourteen years of hard labor and restitution.Ares wrote: ↑Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:10 amIn a bit of actual justice, a UK woman was sentenced to 14 years in prison for human trafficking.
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/05/62608860 ... rian-women
If anything, she got off light. Tack on another 5 years, make her 70th birthday present her freedom
I mean, a black woman taking advantage of other women and selling them into actual slavery. I'd love to see the folks over here twist themselves in knots trying to defend that or say it can't happen.
The idea of reparations is frankly ridiculous, nobody alive today had anything to do with the African slave trade, there is no way a black American would accept being punished for a crime they didn't commit based purely on the fact that they shared the same race as the perpetrator and yet somehow they expect white people to accept responsibility and be financially punished for a crime the occurred over a century before they were even born.
Slavery in some form or another has existed since the birth of humanity (in Africa ironically) and is as big a problem today as it's ever been throughout our history, people trafficking has been one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises over the last few decades whether it be for cheap labor or the sex trade (there's estimated to be over 100 million girls/women who have been forced into the sex trade in India alone)