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RetroSpud
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RetroSpud

Why do all these people get upset when a meme brings up that the United States weren’t the only slave traders? Kind of like getting upset when people talk about natives from other countries getting massacred.

nounal-the-adjective
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nounal-the-adjective

This is because the end was far more recent and is most relevant to politics and culture in a world superpower.

Miniprod
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Miniprod

Because Americans, in all their vanity, have to be the victor and the victim in everything.

Should be called the United States of Me.

suited_up_gorilla
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suited_up_gorilla

Lmao people in this thread butthurt that other nationalities and races traded and bought slaves really don’t want to take a step back and realize the universal nature of slavery and what it implies about human nature. They don’t want to know about their own potential for cruelty and evil.

Ghosttalker96
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Ghosttalker96

Well, the different kinds of slavery are known pretty much all over the world. If this is new to anyone, it’s just a proof of a very defective education system.
Also these forms of slavery should not be compared to each other, as they happened at very different times and in very different ways.

francohab
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francohab

I never get about anything of them

DJBeII1986
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DJBeII1986

Oh, that part was a hell of drug.

Jamieroo04
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Jamieroo04

An American wouldn’t normally care about the Arab slave trade, just like how an Arab wouldn’t normally care about the transatlantic slave trade. This website is made up of mostly Americans. What’s so hard to understand?

Islanders-suck
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Islanders-suck

You forgot the Africans slave trading Russians for 200 years during the reign of the Mongolians.

Holiday_in_Asgard
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Holiday_in_Asgard

is it just me, or have there been a lot more conservative dog-whistle history memes lately?

oldfrancis
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oldfrancis

But Mom. Billy and Sally did it too!

GeneralBoots
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GeneralBoots

This is basically All Slaves Matter in meme format.

Daffan
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Daffan

Also people think that 99% of the slaves went to NA.

ragn4rok234
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ragn4rok234

Don’t forget the African slave trade. That’s how white people got most of their slaves, buying from African slavers who won a battle vs a neighboring community. Everywhere but Antarctica has done the whole slave thing

reverseoreo21
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reverseoreo21

I don’t understand why modern slave trading isn’t in there. Slavery still exists in Africa and Asia for things like salt mines, gold mines, sex, and organ harvesting.

dguy02
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dguy02

This is Whataboutism incarnate.

SargeEpstau
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SargeEpstau

I don’t get it.

Gavin_but_text-based
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Gavin_but_text-based

Slavery was, is, and will continue to be a shitty thing to do. But the racialised, brutal and inescapable scale of the transatlantic slave trade is far and away the most egregious display of it.

asentientgrape
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asentientgrape

Why do reactionaries love apologism for absolute atrocities like this? There’s no comparison between the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its creation of race as a construct and any other slave trades, simply due to how incredibly influential that history is on the state of our world today. No one’s saying that other slave trades aren’t totally reprehensible, so stop trying to take the moral high ground on that, because the obvious intention of this meme isn’t to ask some innocent question, it’s to try to minimize the horrors of chattel slavery in America and its continuing impact to this day.

Legendwait44itdary
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Legendwait44itdary

Also Eastern European slavery.

MalignantUpper
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MalignantUpper

Demographics of Reddit: [“58.4 percent of users based in the United States”](https://www.techjunkie.com/demographics-reddit/) followed by the UK 7.4%, Canada 6.3%, Australia with 3.1%, and Germany with 2.1%. Of course there’s gonna be more memes and attention around the transatlantic slave trade, how is this surprising?

Khakah
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Khakah

Hey, the Egyptan slave trade is best slave trade

mrpoopybutthole551
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mrpoopybutthole551

Lets not forget that whole Russian Serdom stuff either. Basically slavery with extra steps.

everyoneisworthless
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everyoneisworthless

I think that’s so since it is the most recent. Much like Hitler and Stalin are the first to come to mind when we think of genocide.

It doesn’t mean we dont acknowledge others dont exist, but generally the most modern is the most remembered.

oklujay
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oklujay

Portugal the OG slave trader in Europe.

mount_curve
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mount_curve

One of these is incredibly pertinent to modern US history

ElmoJesus
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ElmoJesus

Mesopotamians: *Chuckling*

OverPoop
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OverPoop

As a portuguese guy

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Keep looking at the Transatlantic ty