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Birdbrain - 2020-07-19 4:05 PM

... Unless of course you were a white fella of course ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53444752 ... Blacks who sold fellow blacks into slavery should not be judged

The only quarter I'd give is that as we regarded the Africans as inherently inferior beings at that time, we should be judged against higher standards. Beyond that, she is brave to make the revelation.

 

I had been hoping someone from Africa would have the honesty to own up to their own part in the slave trade. But her plea to be judged differently detracts from her candour, IMO. That is a judgement that should be reserved to those who were completely uninvolved. The rest of us all had our snouts in the same trough, so must share the guilt for our own contributions.

 

Anyone watched Davis Olusoga's programmes on "Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners"? Quite an eye opener. Still available on iPlayer. Amazing how late into the 19C the financial benefits extended.

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Brian Kirby - 2020-07-19 5:17 PM

 

Birdbrain - 2020-07-19 4:05 PM

... Unless of course you were a white fella of course ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53444752 ... Blacks who sold fellow blacks into slavery should not be judged

The only quarter I'd give is that as we regarded the Africans as inherently inferior beings at that time, we should be judged against higher standards. Beyond that, she is brave to make the revelation.

 

I had been hoping someone from Africa would have the honesty to own up to their own part in the slave trade. But her plea to be judged differently detracts from her candour, IMO. That is a judgement that should be reserved to those who were completely uninvolved. The rest of us all had our snouts in the same trough, so must share the guilt for our own contributions.

 

Anyone watched Davis Olusoga's programmes on "Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners"? Quite an eye opener. Still available on iPlayer. Amazing how late into the 19C the financial benefits extended.

Yes, both episodes were excellent.

 

Ep1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b062nqpd/britains-forgotten-slave-owners-1-profit-and-loss

 

Ep2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063jzdw/britains-forgotten-slave-owners-2-the-price-of-freedom

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Bulletguy - 2020-07-19 6:33 PM

 

Brian Kirby - 2020-07-19 5:17 PM

 

Birdbrain - 2020-07-19 4:05 PM

... Unless of course you were a white fella of course ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53444752 ... Blacks who sold fellow blacks into slavery should not be judged

The only quarter I'd give is that as we regarded the Africans as inherently inferior beings at that time, we should be judged against higher standards. Beyond that, she is brave to make the revelation.

 

I had been hoping someone from Africa would have the honesty to own up to their own part in the slave trade. But her plea to be judged differently detracts from her candour, IMO. That is a judgement that should be reserved to those who were completely uninvolved. The rest of us all had our snouts in the same trough, so must share the guilt for our own contributions.

 

Anyone watched Davis Olusoga's programmes on "Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners"? Quite an eye opener. Still available on iPlayer. Amazing how late into the 19C the financial benefits extended.

Yes, both episodes were excellent.

 

Ep1 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b062nqpd/britains-forgotten-slave-owners-1-profit-and-loss

 

Ep2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b063jzdw/britains-forgotten-slave-owners-2-the-price-of-freedom

 

So when can we expect a the BAME owner of BooHoo to adorn the vacant plinth in Bristol? :D .......

 

Seems kinda apt that any new age slave owner should earn that spot in my view ;-) ......

 

Just sayin .........

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Brian Kirby - 2020-07-19 5:17 PM

 

Birdbrain - 2020-07-19 4:05 PM

... Unless of course you were a white fella of course ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53444752 ... Blacks who sold fellow blacks into slavery should not be judged

The only quarter I'd give is that as we regarded the Africans as inherently inferior beings at that time, we should be judged against higher standards. Beyond that, she is brave to make the revelation.

 

I had been hoping someone from Africa would have the honesty to own up to their own part in the slave trade. But her plea to be judged differently detracts from her candour, IMO. That is a judgement that should be reserved to those who were completely uninvolved. The rest of us all had our snouts in the same trough, so must share the guilt for our own contributions.

 

Anyone watched Davis Olusoga's programmes on "Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners"? Quite an eye opener. Still available on iPlayer. Amazing how late into the 19C the financial benefits extended.

 

Give up Brian ... They sold their own into slavery for Gods sake but "we" us nasty white colonial types are still the bad guys ... Did the Africans that took thousands of European slaves with them also look on those European slaves as inherently superior to them ??? ... Lordy I can see why you appeal to Barry

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Birdbrain - 2020-07-19 6:56 PM

 

Brian Kirby - 2020-07-19 5:17 PM

 

Birdbrain - 2020-07-19 4:05 PM

... Unless of course you were a white fella of course ... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53444752 ... Blacks who sold fellow blacks into slavery should not be judged

The only quarter I'd give is that as we regarded the Africans as inherently inferior beings at that time, we should be judged against higher standards. Beyond that, she is brave to make the revelation.

 

I had been hoping someone from Africa would have the honesty to own up to their own part in the slave trade. But her plea to be judged differently detracts from her candour, IMO. That is a judgement that should be reserved to those who were completely uninvolved. The rest of us all had our snouts in the same trough, so must share the guilt for our own contributions.

 

Anyone watched Davis Olusoga's programmes on "Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners"? Quite an eye opener. Still available on iPlayer. Amazing how late into the 19C the financial benefits extended.

 

Give up Brian ... They sold their own into slavery for Gods sake but "we" us nasty white colonial types are still the bad guys ... Did the Africans that took thousands of European slaves with them also look on those European slaves as inherently superior to them ??? ... Lordy I can see why you appeal to Barry

 

It appears the Loony Lefty'eous wear selective blinkers when viewing the past ;-) .........

 

Unlike us on Righteous :D .......

 

 

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