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    Not to me, I have heard several people make this same exact statement on this board.
     
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    What in the fuck?:confused:
     
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    Wow....it's a first for me. I just don't know what to say about a statement like that.

    When you think of the number of slaves who starved to death or died of disease en route, those who were simply thrown overboard in some cases, and then those who worked literally worked to death in sugar plantations from Brazil to Cuba and the US....I can't see how that could be a better option for anyone.
     
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    I agree, people just look at how Blacks in the US are living compared to Africa and think Black Americans should be grateful they are here, even though it was through slavery. That is borderline insane but it is what it is.
     
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    Jos -

    The sand dunes are at Sossusvlei, which is about a three hour drive south of Windhoek. They are straight down the coast from Swakopmund, but I don't think there is a road - it's just desert. An amazing, amazing area.
     
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    Oh please. It's not like only black people suffered. Many people died of disease or starved to death en route. Steerage passengers didn't get room service. They didn't get food at all. They got what they were carrying and only if that little bit wasn't stolen. Being black does not exempt an individual from the laws of physics.
     
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    What are you talking about?

    The Atlantic slaves were all black, so yes, black people were the only ones who suffered.

    There were virtually no passengers on slave ships at all, and those who were carried as passangers generally received good meals with the officers.
     
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    There were plenty of passenger ships that weren't slave ships that had as many deaths. There were more ships than just slave ships. Although, I grant you, on slave ships there were mostly slaves. There are other people in the world than just black people, and all of them count too. Not just black people.

    The Steerage Passenger - Conditions circa 1913 Contrasted with Old Steerage Conditions
     
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    Katz -

    So you are comparing slaves being herded on to slave ships with ordinary passenger ships.....?

    I am speechless.
     
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    She's not very bright, and prone to talking out of her ass.
     

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