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.


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

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