Did We Sell Each Other Into Slavery: Misconceptions About the African Involvement in the Slave Trade
Very often I see comments by people who argue that Africans sold each other into slavery. To speak of the slave trade solely as Africans selling each other t is a gross oversimplification of what was a complex historical event. This also seems to be an attempt to shift the burden of the slave trade on the victims of that very trade.
In most of Africa, while institutions have a veneer of political expediency and public will, they have not led to African progress without strong leadership. Africa needs strongmen, and the idea that institutions can replace the character of leadership is lazy politics at best and disingenuous at worst.
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