Why do Americans believe only Caucasian people are archaeologists, landed on new land and owned slaves?

Along Black Lives Matter there is this niche group that is justifying looting because 'White people looted other cultures how do you think your museums got filled' [Archaeology], 'White people looted an entire continent' [landing on new land] and 'White people looted Black lives for centuries with slavery'.

Let us ignore there is LITERAL slavery happening in Africa, right now or the fact that 1. Africans weren't the only slaves and 2. Rich Africans sold Poor Africans as slaves. Not to mention that was 250 - 150 years ago.

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  • 1 month ago
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    And not a single white person alive today ever own one of those black slaves.  Slavery has not existed in the US for almost 160 years.  So how is it the fault of while people today that generations ago some black people were slaves?  It is not.

    • F
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      1 month agoReport

      Absolutely . 99% of white people then were so poor they were virtually slaves themselves let alone owning any.

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  • 1 month ago

    Perhaps you should examine the problems that exist today for minorities instead of making excuses why you shouldn't.  BLM does not justify looting.  BLM is a human rights organization.  It is trying to correct the injustices of today that still persist despite centuries of effort.  Yes, slavery exists today and not just in Africa, it also exists in America.  That means it needs to be destroyed as an institution and not an excuse to do nothing.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The effects of slavery can still be felt today. Although slavery WAS abolished centuries ago, the inherent racism in the system that allowed slavery did not. When slavery was abolished black people were imprisoned on mass mostly for no reason other than imprisoning them was the only legal way to have slaves, being that prisoners could be enslaved while in prison. This has lead to centuries of prejudice against black people, since people started to believe that they where in prison due to something inherently black, be their attitude or just genes. Because of this racial profiling, they always had a harder time getting a job or even just making money. This lead to black Americans becoming poorer, which a long with the ilegal baiting by police officers, lead to the high crime rate we see today. This is why a lot of people see african Americans as thugs or criminals. So the effects of American slavery are still seen today.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Why do you generalize, you know darn well most Americans don't believe that, and you know darn well there are some of your Canadians that do believe it too.

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  • Jay
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    1 month ago

    Well, gee, I do not believe that.  You must mean the 'Americans' in South America or Central America.

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  • 1 month ago

    Which "that" was supposed to have ended 150 years ago?

    The "looting a continent"? Google Big Mountain and Keystone Pipeline and you'll see that the stealing from Native Americans is still going on today.

    I think you started with a false premise, its not that Americans believe that only Caucasian owned slaves. It that the problems that slavery caused in America are the result of Caucasian slave owners. The problem of non-Caucasian owner slavery can be addressed after America fixes the problems coming from the Caucasian owner slavery in this country.

    • Being fair had Native Americans gone through our court system instead of thinking they're above them the Big Mountain and Keystone Pipeline wouldn't have happened.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Caucasian is a broad term, it includes Middle eastern people and North Africans too.

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    It does, idiot, look it up.

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