But they aren’t.
According to this map, African slaves transported to America came almost exclusively from the continent’s western coast”areas that are now modern countries such as Benin, The Gambia, Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone. I fully realize that statistics are malleable, often inaccurate, and don’t incorporate mitigating factors, but still it appears as if there are some strong patterns emerging here:
So if you’re keen to “repair” or “restore” American blacks’ conditions to what they’d be if they were never captured and enslaved, you’d have to severely inflate their infant-mortality rate, slash their life expectancy by 10-20 years, and reduce their income by anywhere from 65% to 93%. Otherwise, shut your whiny mouth and acknowledge how truly privileged blacks are to live in America. As Muhammad Ali famously told a reporter, “Thank God my granddaddy got on that boat!“
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