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Old 05-13-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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If this video proves anything, it's that if you enslave a group of people, they will generally go on to have a pretty crappy existence.


Barbado'ed Scotland's Sugar Slaves - (BBC Full Length Documentary) - YouTube
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:55 PM
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In general, groups of people that are moved to places by force are not all of the most motivated ones, unlike when a person migrates out of their own decision. Migrants around the world tend to be the most motivated and determined people. They also have an attitude of non-complacency in the new country they move to. This is also why descendants of slaves from other countries sometimes move to another country and within a generation or two rise to a higher social level than most descendants of slaves native to the new country.

This isn't all of it, of course. There's all type of discrimination. But when foreign descendants of slaves move to another country and as a group surpass the native born descendants of slaves, it points to something else keeping them down. If discrimination was the main culprit, then the immigrants should had stayed as screwed or worst than the natives.

I'm willing to bet that the descendants of Scots that arrived out of their own will to Barbados are much better off than the group in the video. I'm also willing to bet that descending from a motivated and goal-oriented group of immigrants has a great impact on future success than descending from people that didn't had that motivation and in normal circumstances would had stayed in the 'mother land.'
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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I'm willing to bet that the descendants of Scots that arrived out of their own will to Barbados are much better off than the group in the video.
There weren't too many Scots who willingly left for Barbados. The white population in Barbados is largely descended from English settlers hence the prevalence of the Sealy, Braithwaite and Holder surnames.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:50 PM
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But there were a few and I bet their descendants live better than the people in the video.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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There weren't too many Scots who willingly left for Barbados. The white population in Barbados is largely descended from English settlers hence the prevalence of the Sealy, Braithwaite and Holder surnames.
Barbados used a lot more Irish slaves as well. This was the case in most British colonies as a matter of fact.
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