What? I thought black history month had 31 days?

Saturday, 3 March 2007

This in the news, “Barack Obama’s Ancestors Owned Slaves.”

This from the history books: Africa was rife with slavery before Whitey and Swarthy set toe one on the continent. Africans were selling Africans to Africans for centuries before a puff of cotton was picked in Dixieland.

This from current events: Africa is the commercial center for those interested in owning someone. You’ll have to keep it local though. Export laws don’t allow anything else.

Slaves on the block

Most, in fact probably all, of us had ancestors who were slaves and ancestors who owned slaves. Slavery is a human problem. Not a black and white one.

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