| liesnalibis wrote:|
| afrokock wrote:|
She's Zimbabwean, which is in Southern Africa. There is very little evidence that Southern African tribes particularly those in the inlands were involved in the slave trade directly
And lastly, slavery is taught in passing. No need to be taught slavery for many other reasons in that part of the world.
I can see why AAs are mad but not every African tribe was involved in the trade.
Dude is just sour and misinformed for many reasons..
Being a typical obnoxious American with his all Africans are from the same place attitude
Nobody said she or her countrymen were at fault. But you don't dismiss your own like that in their own country they slaved and died for. If it weren't for slavery in America, she wouldn't be where she is today. I'm pretty sure I'm not descended from S<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.4;">outhern Africans but I still address my people with more respect than that.</span>
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<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.4;">Picture them asking me if I learned about apartheid and saying some dumb shyt like the world doesn't revolve around South Africa you know.
see here is the crux of the matter and is where your analogy fails
1. slavery happened centuries ago, and the system takes measures to systematically down play that part of history.. thus it is highly unlikely they would willingly export their history of brutality
2. if i asked the average american on colonialism and imperialism (and its effect on history either by the defacement and destruction of historical artefacts and since we are talking about a zimbabwean traditionally historical figures like nehanda kaguvi and their equivalent within other tribes etc etc etc) i probably wouldnt get an answer .. and it ended much later than slavery
3. apartheid is in recent history and ended in our lifetime/ generation and thus an equal comparison would be the civil rights movement
you're just pissed off for the sake of being pissed off.
her response was more dismissive to the paparazzi than it was dismissive of history
though she was absolutely correct in her response
4. you gots to chill /eric b
Edited by afrokock - Feb 17 2014 at 12:23pm