Michelle in NJ
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Dec 12th 2009 4:13PM This message is for Cincinnati and the others who through there comments are themselves racist. First, the fact of the matter is that the 'whites' did not go to Africa and take the slaves. When the various countries went to Africa it was with the purpose to trade in spices, gold, and other things that Africa had to offer, but not people. But, what they saw was that Africa had already had an established system of trade. Yes Africans within Africa had Africans as their slaves. They were the ones who would obtain slaves by going into the interior regions and capturing other Africans for their slaves. The slaves did eventually become a commodity that the Africans would sell to the trade countries. While slavery was both atrocious and horrific it can not be said that the 'whites' were the ones who solely perpetrated this act. The blame should be shared by all nationalities and this includes Africans, as they all should share the responsibility for this as all were complicit.
Oct 15th 2007 3:58PM I use my old phone books under my hot pots and casseroles to protect my table. They are very thick and the heat does not penetrate down to the wood.