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Old 04-27-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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Yeah but compared to the African diaspora they are living large.


That doesn't make them the "whites of the black diaspora". It merely makes them the bourgie group.


I am also not convinced that blacks living in the USA are necessarily better off than those living in the richer Caribbean islands like Barbados, Antigua, and the Bahamas. Barbadians are more likely to be college educated, and have more access to healthcare, as evidenced by a considerably lower infant mortality rate. They don't have to do with the stress of racism.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:19 PM
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Human beings exploit each other. Which is why I've always found the efforts to guilt whites over the slave trade somewhat humorous. Any other group would have done the same thing if given the opportunity and Africans were not only complicit but in several cases demanded the trade continue.

Closer to home the financial crisis where many blacks were supposedly preyed upon were preyed upon by family members and people they went to church with.

Nope the vast majority of human beings don't exploit other human beings. If you mean human beings of all races engage in exploiting than I agree. You pretty much have to scrape the bottom of the trash heap though to find people who think this form of exploitation is acceptable and justifiable.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:22 PM
 
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Human beings exploit each other. Which is why I've always found the efforts to guilt whites over the slave trade somewhat humorous. Any other group would have done the same thing if given the opportunity and Africans were not only complicit but in several cases demanded the trade continue.

Closer to home the financial crisis where many blacks were supposedly preyed upon were preyed upon by family members and people they went to church with.


The issue with the Transatlantic slave trade isn't the mere fact of slavery. Its the fact that even after slavery ended a whole group of people were made into an underclass based only on their physical appearance. Moderator cut: trolling/personal


When people refer to their own hair as "bad", and view themselves as ugly, try as hard as possible to "advance the race" by eliminating it out through attempts to "breed" with others. And then we have the unstable black family which is an issue everywhere that this slavery existed.


You can go to Brazil, Trinidad, Haiti, Martinique, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica and the USA and mention "good hair." Interesting that in ALL of these countries blacks do not see it as that which grows out of their own heads. That is why the "afro" movement, but that time has past.


So yes that is a problem that whites in the past clearly share some blame for. Why in all of these radically different societies do we see these similarities. It has been a battle for blacks to overcome this stigma and self hatred, but there is still a ways to go.

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