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Did black people start the slave trade and why?

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2011-09-12 15:55:22
2011-09-12 15:55:22

According to some, the Negro tribes of Africa used to sell some of their own members into slavery, to the European explorer/traders, in exchange for goods. With the advent of emancipation, many Negroes returned to Africa and founded their own country, "Liberia." This country has had a long history of violence, human rights abuse and corruption. In some other African nations, there is still internal slavery to this day.

09/01/2010

To be honest not sure who provided this answer but this is very detrimental response. Yes its true that the tribes in Africa traded slaves amongst each other.mainly in exchange of goods. Tribes of those times did not recognise themselves as one nation and the exchange of goods for slaves was a norm. You will note that slavery itself was a norm in old Briton and anywhere in the world before civilization hence the African tribes men where no different. That siad when they Europeans arrived at the shores of Africa, the tribes men traded with the Europeans for goods just like they would have done with their African counterparts. the said truth is that, the Europeans exploited the situations and today the normal African man is regarded as nothing but low. I believe you europeans need to check on your own integrity before questioning others

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