Michael Shortt 
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Re: “Charleston can lead the country by getting its story straight

Damn Orlando, why all the hate?
Has your Hispanic Priviledge written a check you can't cash?
You grandstand as if every Southerner had a mess of slaves, not true at all.

Less than 2% of property owners had slaves and the vast majority owned less than 4. Usually a family unit.
A slave was expensive, in today's money, equal to about $30,000. They were not routinely beaten and abused.
Was it wrong? Of course it was, but how did they become slaves?
In America it lasted about 200 years, in Africa, several thousand years.
WHO captured the people who would become slaves? Other blacks who after one or two levels of wholesaling would Take them to the coast and sell them to Dutch traders who in turn, brought them to America.
Their first customer was a black land owner. The largest slave owners in both MS and LA were black land owners.
Ifcyoure going to tell stories and fiegn righteous indignation, the least you could do is tell the whole story.

Posted by Michael Shortt on June 14, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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