Black People : 400 years later, Africans; still captured and enslaved? Where's the Outrage?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    After what we went through, where is the outrage or battle against this atrocity?

    September 29, 2010
    Nigerian: 40,000 Trafficked for Sex to W. Africa
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Filed at 9:19 a.m. ET

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Authorities in Nigeria say as many as 40,000 girls and women have been trafficked to nearby West African countries to serve as sex workers.

    Simon Egede said Wednesday that investigators from his National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons found slave camps full of Nigerian women and girls in Mali, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Niger, Libya, Morocco and Cape Verde. He says he estimates that there are between 20,000 and 40,000 victims.

    He says Malian officials are planning arrests soon, and that Nigerian authorities are working to shut down operations elsewhere and prosecute the Nigerian traffickers.

    Human Rights Watch reported earlier this year that many Nigerian teenage girls, some as young as 15, had been trafficked to Ivory Coast.


    www.newyorktimes.com
     
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    Sadly you hear of this happening all over the world so I can't believe in Afrika its just restricted to Nigerian girls - lots of Eastern European girls are sold as sex slaves in western Europe and nobody seems to care much about them either - seems to me this lack of interest all over is more a sexist thing than a racist one
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks for your reply however as you will see the concurrentposts made here as information,
    this is about questioning what is the cause of our particlar complacency as the only people in the history of the world to have been removed by the millions from our ancestral home, raped of our culture, in most cases, families destroyed,
    and enslaved for 300 years.
     
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    StefiA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    If you mean why is the world complacent about it, then what I said is relevant as the white press etc only ever touches on white sex slavery to get a few extra readers now and again - there's obviously no real drive to cure the problem.....
    If you mean why are Afrikans complacent about their own sisters back in Afrika suffering this way then I'm more stumped - I mean of all people AA would be the people who one would think would have the most empathy for their situation. Maybe its to do with realism though too - as in what can we actually do to help with this problem from thousands of miles away?
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oooh there are many many ways it can be effected,

    and many here on this side of the Atlantic ,particularly Black politicians know exactly how.
     
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    I think the complacency may come from a number of things,one could be our knowledge of how many Africans despise black Americans. Another could be that we feel no real connection to Africa seeing how we were born,raised,and educated here in America as well as other parts of the world. But I think it maybe the fact that corruption is widespread in Africa,not that this makes it any different than any other country when it comes to this,but it is a factor. Firstly, for the dictatorial regimes ruling nearly everywhere, the ideal conditions exists for corruption. You have an absence of control by the government and public opinion and press allows presidents and generals and their gangs of followers to create personal monopolies and dirty businesses in all economic activities and services and the sex trade is one of them.

    The world has shown outrage before about issues that existed in Africa but as soon as one gets resolve another one pops up and in reality,black in America have enough on their plate these days. If it's any problems that we should solve it should be ours first,then we can be in a moral position to point the finger and condemn immoral acts by our African brothers.

    They have they the power an ability to solve these problem themselves.They are in a better position than we are to effect change in their country.

    Peace!
     
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    In nations where education is a luxury,
    and a continent where only 8 out of 53 nations have public free education and the median income of the average cousin over there is
    200 dollars a month

    We here as Africans have a duty to our ancestors , while we sit here withthe most advanced communications technology in our pockets, 24/7 and a trillion dollar spending dollar, freedom of speech and freedom of economic soldarity and assistance.

    I dont know how anyone with a gun to their childs head can do anything about anything living under a dictatorship or a stooge to the former coplonizer

    The white man thinks globally

    we as Black people did 80 years ago, with Garvey reaching Black folks in 3 languages even under colonization in the Motherland

    with no technology!!!!!!!!!!


    so what is the beef now?????????????????????????????????
     
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    True,but we still have to go back to the government.Why did Oprah have to spend $40 million to build a school? Look at who rich in resource Africa is,instead of letting De'beers rob them they should say to them and other white corporation that if they want to do business in Africa,fund projects like these.
    Ok,we've also have had slavery to deal with and lack of equal rights. Is this a case of "you blues ain't like mine"? You don't think that Africa has it's own rich and elite? People that can directly effect change in Africa,people that can put pressure on the government.

    Wouldn't you say that issues and the current situation that our kids face here in America can be viewed in the same manner? It's a matter of semantics.


    Different time and a different world. Black unity was more visible and felt back then,then it is now. Look how bruthas treat black women as oppose to white women,look how black men be the perfect father to kids of white women as opposed to their own. Where is our unity? And if we can't even solve these basic problems of ours over here,how can we even begin to solve theirs?


    BTW,I feel you are correct in asking us this question.

    Peace!
     
  9. Ankhur

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    No they do not have their own rich and elite, those rich and elite are owned by the white man so how can an economic slave free anyone enslaved,
    becuase if they did then it would have stopped yesterday,



    Oprah is a beautiful capitalist sister who came a long wat to where she is, and we should honor that and respect that, but since she was brought up on a post about modern day slavery ,

    let's be honest

    with the eyes of the world on her . how much would it take out of her pocketbook ,


    to at least have a special on this subject?

    And lets be clear the life and future of poor and working class Black youth in the United States and back home in the Motherland is not about semantics but about facts.

    Anyything like the RGB Unit or Immortal Technique would not only be assasinated in 40 nations there but their parents and neighbors as well

    I dont understand why it is so importnt to you and your conversation to see a difference in Black people regardless of where on the globe???

    The only reason why every Black youth in the US is not concerned about the life and hell of every Black youth in the Motherland has to do with propaganda

    not nature!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Arrested Development has been banished as well as the X Klan, Paris and Immortal Technique from the airwaves,

    and there are no Afrocentric centers of education in the Black community as there were when I was youth,
    when Hugh Masekela, Mariam Makeba and Olotunji where household names
    and sisters wore gaelehs and bubahs to church and brothers wore dashikis

    To a people with culture there is no such thing as time!

    time is a construct of capitalist business structures, that must be adjucated and monitored by union laws and by laws that predicare overtime pay and night differential,
    to prevent the oligarchy from enforceing wage slavery

    and in regards to radical pan Africanism and the urgency of economic Sankofa

    time is running out, unless we on both sides of the Atlantic reject Europhile concepts and embrace Afrocentricity at least ecomonicaly
    and communications wise

    In all due respect I feel that those of
    African born grandparents need to leave emotions out of this and look at this situation in the hisorical context of the global opression and disenfrachisement of African people on the past 400 years, and fully understand the concept of

    an injury to one Africna is an injury to all Africans,
    whether one likes that concept or not

    Sometimes we have to sacrifice our personal likes and dislikes for the basic good and advancement of the race

    Is this about well , "nobody do squat about this issue becuase it may embarass some folks so"

    just let this continue???????????????????????????????????????

    becuase it may hurt someones ego to face this my cousins must suffer
    ???????????????????????????

    And when I say cousins i am speaking scientific and gentci facts becausae every African American whose ancestors were kidnapped hhere to thi strange and genocide cleared land of the First American Nations,
    still after 400 years have blood relatives there

    AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL!!!!
     
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    I like this post.......:welldone:
     
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