Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dear Brasileiros (and everybody else):

They were not slaves.
They were Humans.
Mothers. Brothers. Fathers. Daughters.
Living, breathing, humans who were barbarically enslaved.
You need to know who your ancestors were not to appreciate who they were.
Humans by nature.

When you say 'they were slaves,' you dehumanize them, just like those who enslaved them.  Africans were never slaves by nature.  They were people. Enslaved. When you speak about slavery, or YOUR OWN heritage, know that you do not come from slaves. You come from humans - beautiful humans - who were enslaved by animals.

There exists too much power in your words for you to just throw them around so wildly.

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