Why are black Americans blaming the white man for slavery if they believe their ancestors sold them into slavery? Why are black Americans blaming the white man for slavery if they believe their ancestors sold them into slavery? — Ogbeni Ayotunde (@OgbeniAyotunde) August 17, 2017 37.090240 -95.712891 Rate this:United States Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInPrintPinterestWhatsAppEmailRedditTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted on August 17, 2017 by jujufilms in Editorials, social media Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInPrintPinterestWhatsAppEmailRedditTelegramPocketSkype Like this:Like Loading... 2 thoughts on “Why are black Americans blaming the white man for slavery if they believe their ancestors sold them into slavery?” It was a combined effort of black and white. There was a white demand for free labor (slaves) in the cane fields used to supply rum and molasses to the English colonies up north, and the blacks who captured and sold people of other tribes to the whites to meet that demand. Later, the cotton and indigo fields produced a need for more free labor in the English colonies, then the newly created United States of America. It is America’s original sin, and one civil war failed to free the country of that sin, just restructured it, institutionalized a different form of it (sharecropping, Jim Crow laws, lynching, etc.). The task of getting beyond this taint seemed in line with the civil rights movement and laws passed during the 1960s, and the election, twice, of Barack Obama signalled (one hoped) further advances, a new day, a more civil time. Then…we elected that man by a quirk of the Constitutional process where his opponent can have nearly 3,000,000 more votes by the people, yet the Electoral College can put the other guy in the White House. He is an embarrassment to many Americans, a threat to civility, a repugnant, ignorant fellow who lies, has a history of racial bias in his rental properties, is known to have cheated contractors on his building projects, and God only knows what else. Will the country survive? There is hope. Some hope. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply The question should be, rather, when will black Americans regain their communities and when will those with the money, prestige, and influence work to empower those who remain ignored and prey to ignorance and violence? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.