Black People : Dr Henry Louis Gates says that Africans were 90% responsible for the slave trade

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  1. Alarm Clock

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    "How did slaves make it to these coastal forts? The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred."
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23gates.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0
     
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    Well, it's only fitting that white America would get its greatest Boule Negro to once again recast our history(ourstory).
     
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    And you have to appreciate their timing! Done when Black talk radio has been desimated on FM and AM, and Gil Noble's "Like it Is" is no longer on the air, so that Dr Molefi Asante, and Dr Marimba Ani, Runoko Rashidi and Ashwa Kweisi can refute him in public with the facts
     
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    Alarm Clock,

    You know skip gates is your rabbi!
     
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    Would you tell me that to my face?
     
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    His premiss is based on Thornton's documents from missionaries, which is like getting the facts about Jews in Germany from former SS officers;
    Thornton also tried to integrate a history from below description of daily life and culture in the country by mining carefully the extensive documentation of the Capuchin missionaries in the country. In this work, he deliberately ignored using either earlier or later materials and much of the ethnographic materials so as to determine continuity and change in the kingdom.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thornton_(historian)
     
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    His premiss is based on Thornton's documents from missionaries, which is like getting the facts about Jews in Germany from former SS officers;
    Thornton also tried to integrate a history from below description of daily life and culture in the country by mining carefully the extensive documentation of the Capuchin missionaries in the country. In this work, he deliberately ignored using either earlier or later materials and much of the ethnographic materials so as to determine continuity and change in the kingdom.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thornton_(historian)
     
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    The importance of this is that we have no real Black media to refute these lies!

    And that there is an entire generation of Hip Hop era youth, devoid of Black studies in high school and college,
    who may actually buy into this stuff!
     
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    Why the tude, brother?
     
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