Black People : Was there Slavery in Africa Before the Arabs?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Some people are fond of excusing American slavery by pointing to the slavery that existed in Africa. While it is true that the Arab led transcontinental slave trade preceded the European led slave trade by hundreds of years, it is also true that Arabs are not African and Islam is not indigenous to Africa.

    So the question is was there slavery in Africa before the Arabs?

    The burden of proof is on those who say there was.
     
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    There was a form of slavery in America between the indian tribes, they'd have a war and take "slaves". I think there's pretty conclusive evidence of especially the Mayans doing this.

    Did African's have these kinds of slaves, possibly. It really wouldn't be unusual for a victorious tribe to take the spoils from the loosers, be it strong men or good looking women.

    I don't think it puts down Africans in any way to admit that slavery was probably part of everyday warfare.
     
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    "slavery was probably part of everyday warfare."

    I believe that this is what we have been lead to believe. Even Warfare had a very different scope and scale in western and south-central Africa. Were captives of war the same thing as a slave?

    I do believe that the system of so called slavery that we are talking about was create by Arabs
     
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    the question still remains whether or not there was slavery in any form, whatsoever
     
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    Thanks Ankhur,
    I did understand the question!
     
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    Here we go again. Wasn't this topic already burned out on another thread?
    How can you be a black nationalist and a YT apologist at the same time?
    The contradiction that kills your soul. "I am a black nationalist, but a Christian. So, I must find a way to absolve YT (the christian missionary) of his integral part in my enslavement, while at the same time promote my blackness and play like I hate YT. OOOHHH how my head hurts."

    The Arab muslim slave trade that existed for a thousand years, and the subsequent European slave trade, CANNOT be equated with indigenous "slavery." This is a lie and a trick for simple minds. Ankhur keeps asking the question, "was there slavery in Africa before ...," in order to obfuscate and confuse, and by repeating it enough times wants to equate the two. It's an old tactic. NO THERE WASN"T. Not if the definition of slavery is what arabs and europeans were doing. period.
     
  7. Ankhur

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    Anyone who gets emotional and bent out of shape over a simple conversation about history should get help, and seek the same psychiatrist that Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh use.
     
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    Someone mature and respectable to the Destee community will eventually post the facts of this matter,
    and do so with facts evidence and references
     
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    ... Filling up the tanks with napalm.
     
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    bump
     
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