Potemkin wrote:Presumably the slaves were not paid for their efforts. If not, then it's a rather ironic moment....
The slaves gotta be grateful they were pulled out of African tribes and put to work because hey, they were civilized.
They became Christians and taught to be speaking English only, and know how to labor in an organized and orderly manner.
Therefore, they were better off under the greatness of the USA's confederate states than allowed to roam ignorant and inferior back in their African homelands.
There is no official end of slavery celebration day due to the anger of the Southern states....who felt the end of slavery was nothing to celebrate.
You would think the Southern states should be the least racists of all the states of the USA...because they ássimilated the most African people to a culture of greatness. But no? They keep resenting that the Black people are not exact replicas of the whites who lived among them for years but wanted to be separated from the people they Christianized.
It is indeed ironic Potemkin.
y deja que mi alma se- pierda en- tus riachuelos
para buscar la fuente que te robó de niño
y en un ímpetu loco te devolvió al sendero.