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Submitted by Lafn (United States), Jul 16, 2006 at 23:29

Why do you say that whites created slavery? It has been going on since the beginning of time, and black Africans willingly sold other black Africans to each other, Arabs and whites. I guess there is a reason that 'black' and 'slave' are the same word in Arabic?

Arabs get a pass on their contribution to slavery, which started in Africa hundreds of years before Europeans arrived. Why is there no large black diaspora in Arab countries (Red Sea slave trade) like there is in the United States, which received only 4% of the slaves from the African trade?

Read John Thornton for some good information on Africans in the Atlantic world.

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