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Old 10-28-2012, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Yep - liberals tend to ignore indentured servitude - but sure like to bandy that term around as equivalent to slavery - while either dismissing or being ignorant of the fact that it first was a term applied to white people.
As a liberal I can attest that I don't go around all day thinking about 'regular' slavery either.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Also - to get back to the OP'S original premise - are some people really ignorant of the fact that Arab people were the biggest traders in black AND white slaves?

I guess so.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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As a liberal I can attest that I don't go around all day thinking about 'regular' slavery either.
Neither do I - but I have learned enough history to be able to present the truth about slavery, rather then the monolithic and politically biased manner in which it is usually portrayed.

Slavery is older than 400 years old - and has been used by many different ethnic groups - including people of African and Arab ancestry.

Sorry to confuse you with facts.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Neither do I - but I have learned enough history to be able to present the truth about slavery, rather then the monolithic and politically biased manner in which it is usually portrayed.

Slavery is older than 400 years old - and has been used by many different ethnic groups - including people of African and Arab ancestry.

Sorry to confuse you with facts.
I'm quite familiar with the facts. But there appears to be an implication being presented here that slavery is every liberal's favorite subject. Do you have any evidence for this interesting view?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Chesterfield,Virginia
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Let's also not forget that The majority of urban black slave owners were women.

In 1820, free black women represented 68 percent of heads of households in the North and 70 percent of slaveholding heads of colored households in the South.

(We having 'fun' yet?)
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:07 AM
 
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while the forebears of their Black and Muslim classmates were busy fighting tooth and nail to keep the institution alive in other parts of the world? If it had have been Muslims and not Europeans who had abolished the slave trade, this would be the focus of much celebration and fanfare. It is only White children who are systematically stripped of their dignity and self-worth and made to loathe their history and their people. Only White children are publicly humiliated in such a way.
Would you like for Whites to force blacks into slavery again?
If that's what you want,come out and say it.
We can have an honest debate on it,seriously.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:08 AM
 
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One problem:

Some Arabs ARE white.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:12 AM
 
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Also - to get back to the OP'S original premise - are some people really ignorant of the fact that Arab people were the biggest traders in black AND white slaves?

I guess so.
I see ingorance and stupidity abounds.
ARABS are white,some anyway.
Arabs and Muslim aren't synonymous.

You can be Arab and Christian.
The country with the largest population of Muslims is Indonesia,a non Arab country.

What are they teaching in American schools?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:15 AM
 
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You can have dark skin and be Arab too.

I think the confusion is based on cultural norms.

As I said,you can blond hair and blue eyes and be Arab too.

About Muslims,remember Moussoui,the 20th hijacker who never made it?
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Would you like for Whites to force blacks into slavery again?
If that's what you want,come out and say it.
We can have an honest debate on it,seriously.
He never said that, DID HE?

So your post is nothing but PRESUMPTIVE NONSENSE".

And what kind of "honest debate" could there be on the topic?

Are you seriously advocating for allowing slavery in this republic once again?
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