Some people probably think I have a sick sense of humor.
They may be correct (the next to the last paragraph is the punch line):
Anthony Johnson, the first legal slave owner in America, was an Angolan Moor who achieved freedom in the early 17th-century colony of Virginia. In 1651, Anthony Johnson owned 250 acres and the services of four white and one black indentured servant.
The black servant, John Casor offered Johnson work, and he signed a term of indenture to the planter and left when done. Johnson sued Casor in the Northampton Court in 1654 for the return of Casor. The court initially found in favor of Parker, but Johnson appealed. In 1655.
The court reversed its ruling. Finding that Anthony Johnson a Negro, still “owned” John Casor, a black man, the court ordered that he be returned with the court dues paid by Robert Parker. This made Anthony Johnson a Negro, the first legal American slave owner of a Negro.
This is the first time a judicial determination in the 13 Colonies holding that a person who had committed no crime could be held in servitude for life. “John Casor worked tirelessly without pay nor any rights in Johnson’s plantation until his death.”
Free Negros could even “own” the services of white indentured servants in Virginia as well. Free Negros owned slaves in Boston by 1724 and in Connecticut by 1783; by 1790, 48 black people in Maryland owned 143 slaves. The 1860 Census verifies this
One particularly notorious black Maryland farmer named Nat Butler “regularly purchased and sold Negroes for the Southern trade on the eve of the Civil War by a group of free Negros in New Orleans, offering their services to the Confederacy to keep their slaves
The Father of Black History Month Republican Carter G. Woodson studied how many Negros owned slaves, about 13.7% (319,599) of the black population was free. Of these, 3,776 free Negroes owned 12,907 slaves, out of a total of 2,009,043 slaves owned in the entire United States
August Dubuclet of Iberville Parish Dubuclet was considered the wealthiest of Negro slaveholders. His real property was valued at $ 200,000. His plantation totaled more than 1,200 acres. He had 94 slaves. Antoine Decuir owned more than 1,000 acres and had 112 slaves.
On a per capita basis, Whites were not the most conspicuous owners of slaves, Nor were all of the slaves Blacks. Between the founding of Jamestown and the Declaration of Independence, more Whites than Blacks arrived as slaves in North America. #MORBLEU
White slaves were abused more than Negro slaves. The reason is simple: White slaves were cheap. Negro slaves cost more. Frederic Law Olmsted, saw Negro slaves tossing bales to an Irish slave. “If the White were knocked overboard or broke his backs, the owner had not lost much”
It wasn’t just Africans that were enslaved nor were they the first of enslaved peoples, it was popular throughout Europe, West and East, Asia, and Russia. Slave means “slaves” in Slavic. Slavery was not invented by Africans. The truth is censored to keep up divided with lies.
1860, Cherokee Nation citizens owned 2,511 slaves, Choctaw citizens owned 2,349 slaves, and Creek citizens owned 1,532 slaves. Chickasaw citizens owned 975 slaves, which amounted to 18 percent of their total population, a proportion equivalent to that of white slave owners in TN.
Slaves were brought to the US not because of racism but for economic motives. Africans sold other black Africans to merchants for firearms that established Dahomey’s dominance. The merchants sold the slaves as a labor force to those who held land that originated in land grants.
It was a practice that ran across religions. Christians, Jews, Moslems, others, exempted themselves from slavery while engaging in the practice. It was common for Southern plantation owners to hire Irish servants, to do work that was considered too dangerous for slaves to do.
Slavery didn’t economically advance regions. That was certainly true of the South. There was no visible evidence of slave owners investing the profits or contributing to economic development. Slave owners were typically selfish and invested their funds in lavish lifestyles.
In the African slave wars, a man could begin the battle a free person and if defeated find himself a slave. A person born to slave parents knew no other life. North American slaves comprised the agricultural labor force, everyone was born into a society in which slavery.
If slavery was such an evil, why did Congress resurrect slavery with the 16th Amendment in 1909 and the states ratify it in 1913? A slave is defined as a person who does not own his own labor or the products. If you are subject to an income tax, you do not own your own labor.
Present day American and a slave have similarities, because the government only owns a % of his labor and not the person himself–unless the person does not pay his taxes, in which case he can be imprisoned and his labor hired out to private companies who pay the prison for labor.
The US is infused with created hatred. This hatred is cultivated every day by the media, the Democrat Party the universities, The NY Times 1619 Project, and by the critical race theory taught in schools. After being their pawns for so long it is time for US tolove.