As I was attempting to convey before I was RUDELY interrupted and distracted...African Americans in this country are NOT free fully until every African...anywhere is free. Black women are not free until every female is safe from FGM[which is a slave method to control women's natural desire for sex].
We can talk until we are blue in the face-which is impossible-but slavery and FGM on the other side of the world will continue UNLESS we use our POWER as the nation-builders of America to PUT an end to this human cruelty. As the thread states, Africans were not the only slaves in history....but! African descendants were the ONES to encourage the eradication of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Not the Slavs, or other eastern European groups or the Indians[India] or even Native Americans. It was black people in America who set the stage of FREEDOM. But we are not done. And as we can see talk is cheap....we must step it up cuz we are only a few thousands miles away from slavery being at our doorstep again. It can happen. And will happen if we do not TEACH our children the truth about slavery, their history and their place in this WORLD. Nobody has a RIGHT to enslave another human being no matter WHAT is written to justify it.
We can continue to be brainwashed into thinking that our position in this country counts as millions of our distance brothers and sisters are on the battle not only for their lives but for their children's children lives. And they are dying every day cuz their lives are NOT valued or seen as valid-they are viewed as subhumans or even worst...stock/chattel.
History shows that monsters benefits from slavery. Today their off springs live a life of social acceptance, spiritual atone and status relevance and WEALTH...however at who's price? We can turn away and say individually that "it is not my problem" and go on with our lives in a box of ignorance and blocking out the noise in our heads with our eyes closed....but! Transparency of OUR truth is sooooooooooooooo important. Until the late 50s, many black people didn't know ANYTHING about Africa except for the lies massa told them to discourage them from finding out for themselves the truth regarding slavery...from other points of view out of America.
But! Thank God for new technology cuz it's a new day. It's not Jim Crow and there are no laws to prevent blacks from researching slavery in all avenues of data resource[including college/local libraries]. And the information is out for ALL to see and it's important since the TRUTH about slavery in this country has been taken out of the schools. My suggestion? Be your OWN leader. Think for yourself. Do your own research. Get familiar with the REAL truth not the bullshyte propaganda that has traditionally circulating.. No person....lemme repeat.....no person ON THIS EARTH has a natural right to enslave, capture, kidnap or forcibly take ANY human being for personal gain. Many people think slavery is over. It is not. It's under a new guise. Human trafficking....but! It's STILL slavery and it's up to YOU to put your money where your mouth is cuz it is in fact a WAR against black people. And the sooner one realize that, the quicker we can go about ERADICATING this monsterous act against human kind as soon as possible, The question is. Will you? But!.