(Bad) Words…

“Have we ever stopped to consider where we black people, especially those of us in the West, would be right now if it weren’t for the Atlantic Slave Trade?… While it is true that black Africa has, for the most part, squandered the opportunities that slavery offered in the past, the positive influence of European civilisation cannot be denied.” – Writer Michael Dingwall in an essay entitled “Slavery was good for the black man.” [Jamaica Observer via SH]