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White House built by slaves? OH MY!
Topic: White House built by slaves? OH MY!
Posted: July 25 2016 at 8:02pm
First off, I just want to say that if I hear Michelle Obama speak one more time about how the White House was built by slaves I'm just going to puke. She mentioned this once again at the Democratic National Convention tonight.
Slaves helped in the building of the White House, but her implication is that slaves built the whole thing. Not only that, but these slaves were paid, so how could that really be called slavery?
Most of the work force were whites who immigrated from Europe.
So, what makes me sick is that blacks, once again, have to keep throwing that slavery thing in our faces over and over and over again. Well, I'm absolutely sick of this. Black people have been on a persistent campaign to make all white people feel guilty when most white people have no history of slavery in their family tree.
HERE'S SOME SLAVERY FACTS.
The first slave owner in America was a black man, not a white man.
Europeans were sold as slaves in Africa.
Many slaves were sent to Brazil. (Conflicting reports on this, but at least 40%)
More people are enslaved today, approximately 30,000, than at any point in history and it isn't here in the U.S., but elsewhere in the world in places like India and Mauritania.
Many white Europeans came to the United States as indentured servants. (Isn't it interesting that their children's, children's, children aren't still complaining about this?)
The Arab's traded more slaves than the trade coming into the U.S. and you don't hear blacks talking about wanting payment from the Arabs.
Less than 5% of pre-civil war families ever had slaves.
Whites did not start the slave trade in Africa. Blacks in Africa sold other blacks into the slave trade. (Why doesn't anyone talk about that?)
The number of blacks who owned slaves in the U.S. was of greater proportion than their population compared to whites who owned slaves. In fact, a full 28% of free blacks owned slaves.
The Dubuclet's & the Richard's, both black families, owned over 100 and 152 slaves, respectively.
In 1860 there were 125 free blacks who owned slaves.
In North Carolina 69 blacks owned slaves.
There were less than 385,000 people, black and white, who owned slaves.
If all slave owners' were white, which they weren't, the percentage of whites owning slaves would have been a mere 1.4%.
If, you just calculate this based on the southern whites who owned slaves then the figure is 4.8% of ALL southern whites.
This is partly why I've become racist. I'm sick of hearing about it! It's time for the black community to move on! It's time for Michelle Obama to move on!
I have no white guilt. There was no one in my family ancestry who had slaves. My ancestors immigrated here like everyone else, unless of course, you're Indian.
Here's my message for the black community. GET OVER IT ALREADY!
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