Saturday, February 6, 2016

Racism - A One Way Street?

racism [rey-siz-uh m]
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human racial groups determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to dominate others or that a particular racial group is inferior to the others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

Yes, racism is alive and well in the United States, from people of ALL colors, creeds, nationalities, and religious beliefs! BUT to state that white people can NEVER be victims of racism is absolutely FALSE! EVERY TIME a person from a different race subjects anyone to hatred and intolerance - it IS racism! It is scary to think what they are NOT teaching in schools!

The more we study it (slavery), the less blame we have to put on the USA for the slave trade with black Africa: it was pioneered by the Arabs, its economic mechanism was invented by the Italians and the Portuguese, it was mostly run by western Europeans, and it was conducted with the full cooperation of many African kings.

If you are being taught that Barry Soetoro/Barrack Obama is the first African-American President YOU are listening to someone who doesn't know history! There were seven black/bi-racial presidents BEFORE the 2008 election!
1. John Hanson
2. Thomas Jefferson
3. Andrew Jackson
4. Abraham Lincoln
5. Warren Harding
6. Calvin Coolidge
7. Dwight E. Eisenhower

Indentured Servants in America. In Colonial America, indentured slaves did not only consist of Africans, but a large majority of them were Irish, Scottish, English, and Germans, who were brought over from Europe and were paying their debt for the passage over sea.

Anthony Johnson. Anthony Johnson was one of the first African Americans to have finished his services as an indentured servant and become a landowner on the Eastern Shore and slave-owner himself.

Slavery was also an integral part of African social structure before the Atlantic slave trade. Reasons for enslavement included prisoners of war, personal profit, judicial processes, economic need, and religion. Slavery in Africa was not more or less humane, but it differed because slaves were incorporated into the social structures of households. The main difference between early forms of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade is that previous to Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion, race was not what constituted who was and who was not considered a slave.

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