Europeans oversaw this brutal traffic in human cargo, but they had many local collaborators. “The organization of the slave trade was structured to have the Europeans stay along the coast lines, relying on African middlemen .. to bring the slaves to them,”
What, if anything, do the descendants of African slave traders owe to the descendants of the enslaved? via
#ADOS When the Slave Traders Were African - WSJ “If anyone asks me for reparations,” he said sarcastically, “I will tell them to follow me to my backyard so that I can pluck some money from the tree there and give it to them.”
Super insightful article from the WSJ. “Perspective from the descendants of African slave traders.”
A piece that complicates the American #reparations debate: What, if anything, do the descendants of African slave traders owe to the descendants of the enslaved?
"Africans are now also reckoning with their own complicated legacy in the slave trade, and the infamous 'Middle Passage' often looks different from across the Atlantic." via
What, if anything, do the descendants of African slave traders owe to the descendants of the enslaved? via