African Lives Matter

I read about this earlier. This post made me angry, not at Europeans but Libyans and other African countries that don’t help, protect or respect their people. Why haven’t African nations learned? Libyans sold refugees like slaves. Isn’t that similar to what happened in the transatlantic slave trade?


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

7 thoughts on “African Lives Matter

  1. I heard about the Libyan slave trade and it was horrifying. The Advise Show actually covered that issue before and it was so heartbreaking when I saw some of the footage. Libya should be ashamed of themselves and I’m going to add on one of your points by mentioning that what that country is doing is reminiscent to the Arab slave trade which predated the Transatlantic slave trade. It’s also sick how the EU was in on it as well as the countries where the slaves were from by not stepping in. What do they have to do to take action against these Libyan slavers?

  2. Hi Curtis, most likely the Europeans profit as intermediaries/buyers/supporters of the inhumane and sordid market of selling black bodies into slavery.

    The more things change the more they remain the same.

    1. Angela,

      For starters, I apologize for not seeing this comment until long after you posted.

      Back to the subject at hand, it wouldn’t surprise me. It does beg the question since a number of them were trying to emigrate to Europe, so that sounds like an opportunity for any “middlemen” around.

      Slavery never ended. The methods just change, but that’s a difference without a distinction.

  3. Yes, what happens in Libya is shameful! Here is one of the culprits:
    „News about Clinton – The Lady Likes to Laugh!“
    Protest is necessary:
    “Libyan Slavery: a Day of Fury in Berlin!”:
    But in the end Africa will not be saved by emigration, but by Liberation struggle:
    Cordial regards

  4. It shows that slavery has never ended, especially toward Black people. All those who are responsible will pay for the crimes that are committed.

  5. This shows that slavery was never ended toward Black people. All those who is responsible for these crimes will be punished.

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