This may be a hot button issue, but we have to discuss it at some point. Some powerful African ancestors have not been held accountable for what appears to be repeating itself in the region…slavery. Some historians have accounted that in times of war that prisoners of war had been sold into slavery to Europeans. There is a controversy that is still alive today over what the idea of slavery was and is. It is one belief that the kings of African ancestry believed that the slavery that prisoners of war were being bartered for was simply “civil” servitude, but nonetheless a “bound” situation between the enslaved and their owner. Today, that isn’t even true.
There is a slave system running rampant throughout Africa that has overflowed into the U.S. Oprah has profiled the existence of child slavery, but from a sexually deviant standpoint, which is another story, but nonetheless despicable. The mere existence of slavery in the 21st century is a detestable immoral phenomenon that seeks to devour the spirit of a desperate and destitute people, yet educate others on the nature of man…and not just the white man. Because clearly, there is room for blame on both sides of the door of greed.
In this time of Obama-mania, let us not lose our heads enough to believe that this ugly crucible of history has been buried and forgotten among any group of people. Because now a 19-year old girl, who came to America at the age of 10, essentially to save her family, lost them and herself and struggled to regain consciousness by cutting herself off from a culture that would condone her abhorrent conditions in America. Slavery, from the African American perspective has severed ties between us and the Motherland in much the same way. But who is held accountable and is there an advantage to pointing the finger? In the cases you will read about, yes, because the “masters” were made to “pay.” But, what penalty would serve the African American community best? Read here as you gather your ideas.