Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 5 months ago

Why did whites erase black slaves culture, language and religion when they brought them over?

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  • Edward
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
    Best answer

    Easier to handle.

  • 5 months ago

    because white people only saw black people as slaves, not as actual humans with a culture and etc behind them.

  • 5 months ago

    The Atlantic slave trade or transatlantic slave trade involved the transportation by slave traders of enslaved African people, mainly to the Americas. The slave trade regularly used the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage, and existed from the 16th to the 19th centuries. The vast majority of those who were enslaved and transported in the transatlantic slave trade were people from central and western Africa, who had been sold by other West Africans to Western European slave traders (with a small number being captured directly by the slave traders in coastal raids), who brought them to the Americas. The South Atlantic and Caribbean economies especially were dependent on the supply of secure labour for the production of commodity crops, making goods and clothing to sell in Europe. This was crucial to those western European countries which, in the late 17th and 18th centuries, were vying with each other to create overseas empires.

    The Portuguese, in the 16th century, were the first to engage in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1526, they completed the first transatlantic slave voyage to Brazil, and other European countries soon followed. Shipowners regarded the slaves as cargo to be transported to the Americas as quickly and cheaply as possible, there to be sold to work on coffee, tobacco, cocoa, sugar and cotton plantations, gold and silver mines, rice fields, construction industry, cutting timber for ships, in skilled labour, and as domestic servants. The first Africans imported to the English colonies were classified as "indentured servants", like workers coming from England, and also as "apprentices for life". By the middle of the 17th century, slavery had hardened as a racial caste, with the slaves and their offspring being legally the property of their owners, and children born to slave mothers were also slaves. As property, the people were considered merchandise or units of labour, and were sold at markets with other goods and services.

    • Eggy5 months agoReport

      Why do whites always emphasize the fact that African slaves were sold by other Africans? Lol.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They wanted to be able to understand what they were saying lest they be able to plan a revolt and (bizarrely) they believed they were saving their souls by forcing Christianity onto them.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Cuzz they didnt think they were ppl back then

  • 5 months ago

    They did so indirectly. Blacks couldn't adapt to a society without knowing its language(s). The most widely spoken languages in the Americas at the time of African slave trade were English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Add to that that they likely never had the chance to learn their languages at school, and were constantly told by racists they were part of a primitive culture.

    • Eggy5 months agoReport

      It wasn't indirectly. It was directly. That was the whole point of separating slave families.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Payback for Romans,Huns, mongols, Jews, Arabs, Moors and Turks erasing the bulk of white culture.

  • 5 months ago

    So they would not unionize and demand to be paid.

  • 5 months ago

    This was done to sort of "disorient" the slaves and the future generations they would create. By punishing them for practicing their own languages, religions, cultures, etc. they stop them from collaborating and forming together, further developing. Basically they wanted the slaves to be dumb and suppressed so they could not retaliate or anything like that. The slaves usually outnumbered the people putting them to work so they would thus have the upper hand if they banded together.

  • 5 months ago

    They’d have a hard time communicating in America using clicks and whistles.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    We are reviving it. Whites plan backfired.

    • Zirp
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      There is no "it". Nigeria alone is home to hundreds of different languages

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