Scary Truths about Slavery You Need to Know

All the things in the world were smoothly working until the concept of slavery and racism was born. So, it was when Americans captured almost 10 million slaves from Africa as they were in transit for months. Although many of them died during the transit, the ones who made it to America were ill-treated. They faced racism and slavery for years.

Racial discrimination has become one of the biggest issues of the time, and it is also one of the reasons for the arousal of movements like the Black Lives Matter Movement. However, these words “racial discrimination” and “slavery” hold many secrets behind them. Here we will unleash some of the scariest ones.

Scary truths about slavery you need to know.

The following are some of the scariest truths and facts about slavery, racial discrimination, and human right violation.

Early slavery is the reason for the global economy that we have today.

If we take a look at the world when there was no slavery, the Africans were on the verge of becoming a mighty nation. They had the power and skills to create a great future for themselves. However, America, England, France, and others, with their desires to become developed countries, made Africans their slaves.

So, the reason behind this global economy that we have today is the slavery that started centuries ago.

The reason behind racism and slavery was Africans’ economic skills.

In the early times, the Africans were dominant in a lot of skills. They were more hardworking, powerful, tall, had better stamina and all. These were the qualities that were missing in the American and European men. In addition to the African physical skills, they also knew how to grow crops in tropical and semi-tropical climates.

Those were the reasons for them facing slavery and starting organizations like the Black Lives Matter Movement to stop human rights violations. They were tortured and faced racism. It kept them limited.

The countries that enslaved Africans knew that if they learned about getting independence, there would be no chance to keep them their slaves. So, to keep the black people limited, they used physical and mental torture techniques. This helped keep the Africans slaves for a long time, as they were restricted to cultivation only. Not only that, but this torture included keeping them in separate places to live with jobs of low income.

Many firms on Wall Street were funding slave trading, and it is where they made their fortunes from.

If we take a look at New York’s Wall Street, most of the huge firms these days started with funding activities that involved slavery. It helped them throughout the 350-year history of the place, and many firms benefited economically from these activities. These activities were also one of the biggest reasons behind the rise of movements like the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Conclusion:

It is racial discrimination that leads people towards human right violation and other destructive factors. While it has become a significant problem these days, it has been there for centuries, and there are some scary facts and truths about it which we were able to unleash some of these most horrifying facts.

– written by The Moving Words in behalf of H. Ann Ackroyd

An Insight into Facts of Racism and its History

One of the leading issues in the world today is racism. It has caused many families to lose their loved ones, and it is all because of the hate that people spread. So, what racial discrimination is and how it started? Here we will be discussing all the facts about racism.

What is Racism?

Racism, Racialism, or Racial discrimination is the belief that human beings are divided into separate biological entities known as races. Most people believe that there is a link between different races, but most important things are different. These include the following physical traits:
– Personality
– Intellect
– Cultural behaviors
– Mortality and a lot of other things.

The real problem here is that several people consider that their races are superior to other races. It affects their economic, political, legal, and several other systems because of this racial discrimination.

The History of Racism

This discrimination started between 1525 and 1866 when almost 12.5 million were kidnapped from Africa and sent to America. It was a slavery trade that took two months for the journey. Out of the 12.5 million people, 10.7 million people were alive at the other end.

Since then, the black people were used as slaves, their colonies were the same, and they faced several human right violations. Until 2013 when the Black Lives Matter Movement was started on social media. Its reason was the death of a teen Trayvon Martin in 2012. Once again, the Black Lives Matter Movement started in 2020 when George Floyd was killed despite saying that he cannot breathe.

Important Facts you need to know about Racism and its History

When it comes to discrimination between different races, there are many facts that most people do not know about. Whether it is about the Black Lives Matter movement or the facts about the human rights violation, we will reveal some facts about racism and its history.

1. Racism is on top in America in the whole world, and most of the innocent people stopped by the police here are usually black who are targeted because of this discrimination.

2. In the United States alone, 15% of the total students enrolled were black, but 35% were suspended for once. Almost 44% were suspended more than once. Moreover, 36% of these students were expelled only because of their skin color without any reason or explanation by the institution.

3. People with darker skin do not usually get the best healthcare services worldwide, and other human rights violations also occur.

4. Most of the American citizens arrested are black, and once they are arrested, they are more likely to get convicted and get lengthy prison sentences.

5. In the case of drug consumption, people are at similar levels, but the black people are six times mostly arrested for it.

Final Remarks:

Racism is one of the leading issues humans face these days, which causes the death of many people and several human rights violations these days. Here we were discussing several facts about it and its history.

– written by The Moving Words in behalf of H. Ann Ackroyd

The Conviction of Derek Chauvin

In the pain of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the recent conviction of Derek Chauvin on the murder of George Floyd, it’s clear that the legacy of racial discrimination in America lives on…

For those interested in how that legacy got started, The Most Moving Book 2021 awardee, SLAVES, MASTERS AND TRADERS, by author H. Ann Ackroyd takes a unique perspective.

Slaves, Masters, and Traders: Winner in The Moving Words 2021 Award

Quoted from The Moving Words:

Sheridan, Wyoming, January 4, 2021 — It is with great pleasure to announce the grand winner of The Moving Words 2021 Award… From among the 16 entries, our three professional reviewer judges have unanimously voted for Slaves, Masters, and Traders by H. Ann Ackroyd as THE MOST MOVING BOOK.

Mike Ramos, General Manager of The Moving Words, said, “All the books we have reviewed have the moving contents in the sense that readers are galvanized to take action. However, Slaves, Masters, and Traders by H. Ann Ackroyd stands out from the rest. Vividly written as if you’re watching a movie, you might feel engrossed on a certain character that you have to do something about it in order to change the outcome… I hope with this award we have bestowed upon her will open the door of opportunities where her written works will someday be given a wide global attention and distribution both in print and film.”

“From all of us here at the management of The Moving Words, Warm Congratulations, Ann! You deserve the award! You are indeed one of the finest authors we have come encountered.”

Kirkus Reviews: Slaves, Masters and Traders by H. Ann Ackroyd

In the turmoil and pain of the Black Lives Matter movement and George Floyd’s death, it’s clear that the legacy of slavery, racial discrimination and human rights violation in America lives on. To know how that legacy got started, the book, Slaves, Masters and Traders by H. Ann Ackroyd, which got a critical acclaim from Kirkus, takes a unique perspective.

Kirkus, the world’s toughest book critic for self-published books, commended Ackroyd’s book:

Human bondage connects the lives of people on three continents in this sprawling saga of trans-Atlantic enslavement.

Ackroyd’s historical novel examines slavery in 1800 from the perspectives of dozens of perpetrators and victims. One plotline involves wealthy Scottish financiers of the slavery trade, including Aaron Migu, a businessman who outfits the schooner The Spirit of the Clyde; Stanley Staymann, a young nobleman with fantasies of owning enslaved people in America; and guilt-stricken George McCallum, who uses profits from selling human beings to support an abolitionist writer. A second thread follows inhabitants of Banyan Village on the West African coast, including 5-year-old Abebi; her mother, Efia; and her father, Thimba, a superlative hunter and closeted gay man. Europe and Africa collide on the Louisiana plantation of “the chevalier,” an aging patriarch who prefers André, his enslaved son by a concubine, to his other son and heir, Jacques; the latter conspires with his mother to poison the chevalier and humble André.

The three narrative threads come together when the Banyan villagers are kidnapped and shipped on the Spirit to New Orleans for auction just as Stanley arrives to take control of the chevalier’s plantation. Ackroyd’s panorama steeps readers in dense, colorful historical detail. There are a few anachronistic notions, though, as when an ethnomusicologist solicits “slave input on how to decorate the chapel using African motifs and crafts within a Christian framework.” The author pens gripping scenes of the horrors of the Middle Passage and the plantation’s cane fields, but her focus is also sociological, addressing Scotland’s class hierarchy as it confronts newfangled ideas about human rights; the intricacies of West African religion; and queasy contradictions of plantation society. Ackroyd’s prose sometimes feels didactic (“He now understands the word libertarianism….It means ‘rejecting institutional authority and replacing it with trust in individual judgment’ ”), but she often achieves lyricism that illuminates characters’ lives: “The hunters, knowing life is mere clothing for a spirit that never dies, give thanks to Gran Legbwa in a wild dance and song.”

An engrossing re-creation of the world of slavery, rich in social detail and psychological nuance.

OUR VERDICT: GET IT

– Kirkus Reviews