That isn't the word game... but it is interesting that you don't answer direct question with direct responses. Very telling. That isn't how people debate.How is it a word game to point out that I already answered a question that you accused me of being afraid to answer?
Yes... more detailed and in a fashion that combines arguments such as mine so as to make your "tweaked" newer version sound more reasonable.If by "tweaked", you mean "wrote it out in a more detailed and organized fashion", then yes.
A labor product was put on the market that had a demand for said product.... that product being a slave.
Supply and Demand.
The supply came from dominate tribes.......... The demand came from the need for many hands to do the work at a low cost. One could say the initial up-front cost wasn't low, but if you took care of your slave (your investment) you got your money's worth out of it many times over.
there's a lot more to the slavery story than racism.
and yes, it does have significance... hell dude, Ethiopia had an estimated 2 million slaves a full 50 years after we had ended slavery here, Nigeria had roughly the same number at the same point in time... don't tell me that doesn't have significance.
the foundation of American slavery was not always rooted in racism either... although it certainly did manifest itself as such with the passage of time.This, however, was not at all the foundation of American slavery nor did the relationship between enemy tribes/societies mirror the relationship of the white slave master and the black slave or the American master and the African slave.
hell,we had over 100 years of institutional slavery before it was racialized.
Meh, I welcome you to read my posts in this part of the thread because every argument I put in the one we're currently talking about was in several individual posts by me yesterday. I essentially just put them altogether. Those are in this thread for you to read so it's pretty clear that you're just living up to your pattern of making comments about people before actually reading what they say.Yes... more detailed and in a fashion that combines arguments such as mine so as to make your "tweaked" newer version sound more reasonable.
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