In the discussion thread: Was pre Civil War slavery racist? [View all]

Response to Trumplethinskin (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:29 AM

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Black Africans sold POWs as slaves to Europeans and Arabs. While most slaves in America was black and most owners were white doesn't mean it was racist per se, that has to do with the accident of history. What were the ratio of free blacks and slaves?
While the Irish were not hereditary slaves like blacks, the blacks were actually treated better for financial reasons.

The problem with any scholarship in this area, the facts are shaded by the far right and far left so that we can't get to the truth.

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