Someone answered a question and stated:
I think slavery was not as bad as it's been made out to be. Yes, the way SOME slaves were treated is NOT fair. However, if they were ALL treated as bad as some people believe, work would not have gotten done and slave owners main objective was getting work done. Wit broken bones and such, it wouldn't have been as effective Also, it was not JUST the white people who wronged slaves. Their [African Americans] own people sold them into slavery.
Another point, slaves worked on plantations and in return received food, shelter, and clothing. In modern times, we work for money to buy these things. Some of us work for slave drivers it seems. Another thing to think about, I think people use this too much today. MY ancestors may have owned slaves that were ancestors to some of my friends. However, I did not own slaves and would not own slaves. I shouldn't be blamed for my ancestors just as others cant be compensated for what was done to their ancestors.
Per this person slavery has been minimized. Do you agree with this assessment?
Answer by nofi1389 at 2:30 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 2:31 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by misses_nick at 2:31 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 2:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by oldermomof5 at 2:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by dancer at 2:34 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
I think it was probably bad. I wasnt there so I cant give you a witness statement or anything. I imagine maybe you wouldnt want to be a slave? Someone who had to do what they were told> Couldnt vote? Had no say in if you got to keep your children in some cases? Had to be beaten? Raped in some cases? See your loved ones have the same happen to them?
Im sure there are some cases that werent that way, but mostly, uh, Im thinking it WAS bad.
Answer by gemgem at 2:35 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by CraftingMama at 2:40 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Answer by firelites at 2:40 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
Yes, it was HORRIFIC.....and DISGUSTING
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:41 PM on Feb. 1, 2011