Thursday, April 29, 2010

Slavery, Who is Guilty?

"Equal culpability and responsibility"

is definitely a far reach...however, we must accept and admit that a significant amount of African brothers did participate in 'selling' our ancestors to the evil European enslavers. To do so, means that we are being fair to history. Historically responsible. What the Final Call article - which is well written - did not do is completely and scholarly refute Henry Louis Gates' claim. Until we move in the direction of refuting without personal criticism/attack of Gates he will continue to garner believers of his research. In many ways, Gates has an intellectually advantage considering he is backed by Havard University.

Brian E. Payne sharing.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader Response:

My sentiments exactly.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Reader response:

African slavery was no where close to the brutality of European enslavement.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds:

I have discussed this topic to the point of a headache. What I have noticed: several black Americans cannot get to the factual place of admitting that history does support that Africans sold Africans into slavery and that slavery was an established practicing process prior to European/Arab invasion.

Not that I am HAPPY about that fact - but we (black folk) have to get to the point of presenting both sides. If not, we are just talking...without real intellectual support! Which renders our arguments mute. Full of emotional baggae and not truth.

call her Gwen said...

wow i loved this. so many of my own thoughts so beautifully written in the best way to put them: Straightforward and Honest.

my first time reading your work but i love it already.


Muata, The Shadow, The Black Rebel said...

Muata responds to Call Her Gwen:

Thanks. Please continue to read.