Skip to comments.The Forgotten History of African Slavery in China
Posted on 12/06/2022 8:33:05 AM PST by Titus-Maximus
In an essay for the New York Times 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones argues that the United States was “founded as a Slavocracy” and that racist ideology was the country’s “original sin.” The 1619 Project’s educational curriculum develops this premise further by drawing a direct link between slavery and the policies, laws and culture of present day America. The death of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests strengthened this narrative and led to a flurry of actions. Statues were removed and enquiry commissions set up to expose institutions’ historic links to slavery. Some activists have even argued that policing originates in the enslavement of black people and the police must therefore be abolished. /.../
Slavery was a brutal system that killed and tortured millions of Africans and left devastating psychological scars on future generations. Yet, the 1619 Project seems to be underpinned by an assumption of American exceptionalism: the allusion to “original sin” suggests that the US is uniquely culpable. This isbecause all discussions of the slave trade start with European involvement in Africa. Hence, the UN’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade “pays tribute to the millions of Africans forcibly removed from their homelands over a 400-year period, starting in 1501.”
But this approach neglects the historical evidence that Africans were transported off the continent as slaves long before the formation of the early modern western states. More than a thousand years ago, over the course of several centuries, the Chinese empire was part of a slave network whose ships traversed the Indian and Pacific oceans to deliver human cargo from Africa to its shores. This interaction with African slaves solidified the link between dark skin and inferiority in the Chinese mind.
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“Arabs were slave trading out of Africa for centuries before Europeans came...” AND are still slave trading TODAY
But...what KIND of Arabs?
But, but, but I thought only ‘yoops’ enslaved people. A LOT of history isn’t presented.
Muslims ... there were whole black Muslim kingdoms and empires growing rich on slaves.
I wonder if Grand Caliph Baraq Hussein will donate to the reparations fund?
Calypso Louie Farrakhan has some ‘splainin’ to do, too.
Smart! There’s another whole economy, nearly the size of the USA’s, to demand reparations from!
The only question - how to collect?
What about all the Irishmen, women and children The British sold around the world before they started trading in blacks.
As long as white men aren’t involved it’s fine.
Well there is that. And the capturing and selling of ‘brothers and sisters’ from other tribes by a stronger tribe so they could take over their territory. The “indeginous” tribes did it here. Maybe smaller scale but still did it. Senator fauxkohauntus fails to accept THAT part of her heritage. 😲
300K-400K black African slaves captured by black Africans and brought to America by/for English-speaking masters.
1M-1.2M white slaves captured in Europe by Muslim slave raiders and taken to North Africa.
5M-5.5M black African slaves captured by black Africans and brought to the Americas by/for Spanish-speaking masters.
6M Jews killed in the Jewish Holocaust by Nazis in the 1940's.
10M-12M black African slaves captured by black Africans and taken to Asia for Asian slave masters.
Over 60M American babies aborted in the U.S. in my lifetime.
I recall reading once about a Chinese person who was puzzled because an African slave in China didn’t seem to be happy. I don’t remember exactly when this was but probably what we would call the late Middle Ages.
Not one woke person cares about slavery anywhere except in the country they hate.
Where can I read about the forgotten history of African slavery - in Africa - before the Europeans got there?
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