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Post time 2017-3-10 13:53:53 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2017-3-10 12:57
True,
But, without the White men's African slave trade the situation would be different.

The slave trade in Africa was centuries old before the Europeans became customers. It was the Europeans who eventually closed it down. But yes, if you are colonizing a continent it helps to have cheap labour.
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Post time 2017-3-11 14:18:39 |Display all floors
fatdragon Post time: 2017-3-10 13:53
The slave trade in Africa was centuries old before the Europeans became customers. It was the Euro ...

you wrote:  But yes, if you are colonizing a continent it helps to have cheap labour.

The big STICK conquers other people’s lands, cheats its people and robs them of their natural resources. It hauls off their wealth and sells it in the export markets. It purposely keeps people in poverty in order to keep human labor cheap.

America did NOT colonize Africa;  but they needed slaves to work their cotton (White Gold) fields iin Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia,  Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.
Them days, cotton was king.
It was as important in world trade in the18th and 19th century as oil is in the 20th and 21st century. Empires were built, continents colonized, wars fought, people enslaved, lands stolen, genocide committed and ethnic groups cleansed for cotton.

America had a real shortage of people to work the cotton fields. Native Americans were not suitable for slaves because they kept running off.
It was found that imported African slaves were much more suitable. The Africans that survived the long journey from Africa were too exhausted, sick, demoralized and depressed to run away. Besides they had nowhere to run.

The demand for slave labor boomed. Rich English merchants such as George Hibbert, owner of the West India Dock Company, hired ship builders to construct specialized ships for transporting human cargo from West Africa. Africans could be efficiently stacked up like cordwood in the holds of slave ships. Cloth, sugar, rice and rum were traded in Africa for human property that was then auctioned in the slave markets in the Americas.




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Post time 2017-3-11 23:52:56 |Display all floors
Racism is an instrument of domination, of slave labor and, above all, shows that the racist is a frustrated one.
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mauriciomunhoz Post time: 2017-3-11 23:52
Racism is an instrument of domination, of slave labor and, above all, shows that the racist is a fru ...

We should do what we can to end world racism.

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Post time 2017-3-13 11:35:18 |Display all floors
Phonex Post time: 2017-3-12 22:12
We should do what we can to end world racism.

In China, India and Africa there is no racism.

Only the Western so called white world did start it.

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School would become a model for dozens of other unaffiliated boarding schools for Indian children. But Pratt's plans had lasting, disastrous ramifications.

He pushed for the total erasure of Native cultures among his students. "No bilingualism was accommodated at these boarding schools," said Christina Snyder, a historian at Indiana University. The students' native tongues were strictly forbidden — a rule that was enforced through beating. Since they were rounded up from different tribes, the only way they could communicate with each other at the schools was in English.

Read the the Ugly, Fascinating History Of The Word 'Racism'.
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