Up to one-half of all the arrivals in the American colonies were Whites slaves and they were America's first slaves. These Whites were slaves for life, long before Blacks ever were. This slavery was even hereditary. White children born to White slaves were enslaved too.
Whites were auctioned on the block with children sold and separated from their parents and wives sold and separated from their husbands. Free Black property owners strutted the streets of northern and southern American cities while White slaves were worked to death in the sugar mills of Barbados and Jamaica and the plantations of Virginia.
Hoffman reveals: The Forgotten Slaves--Whites in Servitude
The word slave comes from the Slavs, whites enslaved by the Vikings and the Persians.Were white people as a whole group enslaved by America? "You're white, therefore you're a slave"?
And black people as a whole group were NOT enslaved by America. "You're black, therefore you're a slave" is inaccurate.
Not all African Americans came to America as slaves; a few came even in the 17th century as free men, sailors working on ships. In the early colonial years, some Africans came as indentured servants, as did most of the immigrants from the British Isles. Such servants became free when they completed their term of indenture; they were also eligible for headrights for land in the new colony in the Chesapeake Bay region, where indentured servants were more common. As early as 1619, a class of free black people existed in North America.
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No offense but as I am using facts/links and you are not I will kindly think the opposite.We had it nowhere near as bad...and anyone who thinks otherwise is simply speaking out of ignorance.