Prof. Henry Louis 'Skip' Gates

*Professor Skip Gates has long attempted to bring light to the truth of slavery.  And that truth is that Africans are the reason that slavery exists in the first place.

But, then he brings up reparations as a fuzzy issue.  All because “elite Africans” sold other Africans into slavery.  Well, the other part of this argument has to do with context.

Let’s get a little more technical about the sales.  The beginning of slavery is documented in various historic sources between the 16th and 17th centuries.  (more… at

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