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Old 04-10-2007, 08:27 PM   #51
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Default Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

..I agree. it's a trick question.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:43 PM   #52
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Default Class assignment! Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

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Anyway, another good question is: was slavery good or bad for blacks? David Horowitz has something to say on the subject.
I'd like to hear an argument for slavery being good for blacks.
How's life in Sub-Saharan Africa these days?
Are you fvcking kidding?

You have more sense than that, don't you?
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:18 PM   #53
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Default Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

This is not an agree or disagree question, all events in the course of history made America what is is today.

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Old 04-10-2007, 09:23 PM   #54
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Default Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

What difference?
Africans were put into slavery because they were thought to be lower than the white man.
Nowadays, many people in the south still think that black people are lower than the white man.

Without slavery: Some people dislike blacks (No past of slavery + US would have less Africans)
With slavery: Some people dislike blacks (Past of slavery + US would have more Africans)
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:26 PM   #55
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Default Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

If slavery didnt occur in the USA it would be a better place because...

questions on reparations would not have arisen
racism would be less than it is today
population percentage of African American would likely be lower but more assimilated
cheap labor from countries all over the world would have simply replaced slavery
those that got rich off the labor of slaves would likely have still got wealthy but not excessively so
I do not believe america would not be as far along as it is today. I believe we would be better off simply because we would not have this black versus white racism nearly as bad as it became or is today. Society would already be past it and our country would be stronger than ever.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:26 PM   #56
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Default Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

There would be much less social problems, but I don't know about economics/development of the country.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:31 PM   #57
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Default Was slavery of Africans good or bad for America?

My opinion is that yes we would be better off if the USA had never participated in the slave trade, however theres no way to know wether somthing just as bad or worse might have happened instead which would have had a similar effect on American society if that were the case.
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Old 04-10-2007, 09:41 PM   #58
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I already have, if you could read you would have read it already.

No slavery doesn't assure success, as a matter of fact it's detrimental to success.
thats exactly wtf I have been saying.
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