American intellectuals and
scholars, especially experts in the histories
of Africa and the United States know that institutional slavery was a pandemic
custom of West African peoples.
The Canard of Slavery Against
(As Drafted by Ted Hayes
Any lay person who can read with a modicum of
comprehension knows that the African slave trades were perpetrated by
national, tribal and clan leaders along with Arab and Black Muslims for
hundreds of years before Christian and Judeo White European slavers
began their Tans Atlantic Slave Business.
Yet, denying the tyrannical rule of Africans,
certain scholars have fabricated the racial canard that the
preponderance of the peculiar, American institution of chattel slavery
rests solely with Whites.
Scholars imply that the African Slave Trades were
almost congenial by both master and slave, being in stark contrast to
the notorious “Middle Passage” voyage and the subsequent institution
within United States jurisdiction.
It is insinuated that the enslavement of Blacks
began on American auction blocks, when in fact their bondage began in
Along with the canard of White man enslaving the
Black is the claim that the merchants were ignorant to the treatment of
slaves, otherwise they would not have traded their human merchandize
over to chattel slavery.
Scholars contend that “If the brothers, i.e. the
kings, chieftains, clan elders, Muslim merchants, et al, would have
known what they were selling their brothers into, they would have
Such rationale is untrue and irrelevant due to the
- West African leaders sought the powers that
Europeans and Americans provided them through such commodities as
weapons, rum etc. which was craved by the latter;
- Also, many Black West African
leaders protested the British and other conscientious European White
government when it and they finally began to outlaw the trade and
aggressively put halt to their merchants participating the anti-GOD
- After hundreds of years of the Trans Atlantic
Slave Trade (s), it was practically impossible for the sellers to be
ignorant of their commodity’s destiny;
> There is evidence that
the slavers did indeed know what they were doing.
> It is unfathomable to
think that the “brothers” never inquired about their “brothers”.
> The sellers knew
treatment of slaves in the coastal slave forts, the “trails of bones” by
which the slavers marched their captured “brothers” to the coast, as
well as the raids upon villages and towns where elderly, disabled, even
children were massacred.
- Color was not an issue, because both the slaves
and their captor-masters were Black and considered each other mortal
enemies opting to do business the White strangers. So much for
Pan-African Black unity!
> Obviously, racism in the slave
trades was an anomaly in that all those participating in it were
and Arab Muslims.
African American scholars insist total innocence on
the part of ancient Blacks in the Trans Atlantic Chattel Trade, thereby
making Whites the absolute villainous victimizer of “innocent” peoples.
Even if the leaders did not know, they
remain responsible for their lack compassion therefore and therefore are
accountable and culpable for their actions.
Such awareness of the African Slave Trades doesn’t
exonerate the roles of White Europe nor colonial America or United
States, but actually magnifies them.
The American institution was without question cruel
as is slavery, through all civilizations, and no doubt, no other peoples
in human history experienced the long nightmare journey of West African
Slaves in hull of wooden slave ships during the “Middle Passage”
Even so, the West African ancestors have no excuse
for their crime against humanity, which is something that their
descendants must today of necessity embrace even as we have demand that
Whites accept their culpability.