How many Africans landed in North America during the slave trade? "Only about 388,000," says Henry Louis Gates (who is African American). Source: The Root.
"Even if all slaveholders had been white, that would amount to only 1.4 percent of whites in the country (or 4.8 percent of southern whites owning one or more slaves).The country's leading African American historian, Duke University professor John Hope Franklin, records that in New Orleans over 3,000 free blacks owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free blacks in that city." Source: Robert M. Grooms "DIXIE'S CENSORED SUBJECT---BLACK SLAVEOWNERS."
Nearly 50% of the US came here AFTER the Civil War. None owned slaves.
Thugs are holding black culture hostage. When free education (paid by taxpayers) is ignored & refused, and no one calls BS, black culture loses. When jobs are ignored and refused, black culture loses. When an aggressive 300 lb. thug is "a gentle giant," despite video proof of felony strong arm robbery, black culture loses. When obeying the law is "discrimination" (unbelievable), black culture loses. When riots, looting and arson are "protesting", black culture loses. When voting is too much effort, black culture loses.When the black community stops protecting thugs, black lives will improve dramatically. At some point, the excuses have to stop.
Ed. Note: While we agree that there is a disproportionate amount of leeway given to the "Gangster/Thug" culture permeating black communities by our politically correct leaders and mainstream media; we also want to remind readers that black culture has also enriched our society in many fields. Few would disagree that jazz music, for example, is revered throughout the civilized world and is noted for its intellectual gravity. There are many educated and socially responsive people in black communities that can't stand the thugs or gangster lifestyles that are used by many to "typify" all blacks. But it is also true that they, like all of us, must do more to condemn those who glorify violence, flagrantly break our common laws, denigrate common courtesy and rip-off our tax dollars by scamming the system to get what they don't earn. This goes for all races in our opinion. Let all good people be heard with a common voice. Thank you for your comment.