Anonymous: What did the Arabs do? I've never heard of it?? :/
- They’ve enslaved millions of Africans
- They’ve raped thousands of African women
- They’ve castrated thousands of African men
- They’ve killed millions of Africans
They’ve made us “Afro-Arab (although I don’t like to be called Afro-Arab) hate ourselves…now internalised anti-blackness has manifested in us. Many “Afro-Arabs” in Africa and diaspora hate identifying as black and would rather be called Arab. So many of my Swahili family members think that they’re Arab and not black and that our Swahili culture is thanks to the Arabs
I’m a Congolese Swahili (my Swahili ancestors came from Zanzibar to Congo) and let me list a few things the Swahili-Arabs did in the Congo:
- Butchered Congolese men, women and children
- Rape Congolese women
- Stole from our land
- Enslaved us
they don’t teach about the arab slave trade at all in the US.
The ankhs don’t talk about it. I guess they don’t know. Or it would conflict with their religious beliefs or lack there of.