Read History: Every Race Has Been A Slave ~by Fred Peatross

How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home ~ Colin Kaepernick reflecting on American slavery during a trip to Ghana on the 4th of July

Colin Kaepernick

Every race has been enslaved, yet today’s discussions only focuses on the Atlantic Slave Trade (the black slave)

From the 16th to the 19th centuries it is estimated that between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured by Barbary pirates and Barbary slave traders and sold as slaves

Later Irish slaves were in chains in the English Empire; they were cheap and treated terrible because they were Catholic

If you go back far enough in history, you’ll discover that every civilization and every group of people have been touched by slavery. How can any race find peace if they constantly focus on the past and demand restitution for ancestors that are long dead and enslaved by people who are also long gone

PS — There is no perfection; there is no utopia, so stop your search while you live on planet earth. Because every nation, every country has been founded on the backs of their leader’s sins. Read history
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