Today had to go to the library and was looking up info and to get proof that there was white slavery, or "indentured servitude" before black slavery came to be. The conversation in the class I was in for some damn reason got centered on the Zimmerman trial. (BTW the class is a debate class) So of course the racial profiling was entered into the debate, and why was it ok for blacks to call themselves "nigga" and whites can't blah blah blah.
One person spoke up and said.....
"Black people were not considered people just a few generations ago by law in America. Today, they have pretty well earned the right to call themselves anything they want to, don't you think? Don't even try to compare yourself to them; white people have never been held as slaves in America so you have no freaking idea what it is like..."
And I was astounded at that comment and was like.. "What?!? There were white slaves, or some may know it as indentured servitude" And oh hell that set off one hell of a argument. Hence the reason for my trip to the library, the professor wants things done old school style.
I couldn't believe how many of these people I was in class with had no idea about white slavery, and it existed before black slavery was introduced. And historians believe it may have been the model for the introduction of black slavery. Are our schools failing to mention this important info of history for some reason? In some cases, they were treated just as the black slaves were.
And when I went back to class today, I read out loud my findings.
As I was looking up all this info, even I was stunned at the way some of them were treated. Women especially. But when the owners beat them, or raped, or even killed, they would lose the money they invested, thats when black slavery was introduced.
All in all, there were some that didn't believe me even after I had the proof in black and white (no pun intended).
But I still fail to understand why all this race stuff is coming out, and in some cases getting violent. Do you think its because of the Zimmerman trial? Or something else?
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