Letting off the Arab slave traders.

Author:Moore, Zelbert
Position:Readers' views - Letter to the editor

I read with great interest the article "Freeing ourselves from domination" (NA, July) by Onyekachi Wambu. As a professor of African and African-American Studies for over 25 years, it is refreshing to hear the comments on slavery.

Indeed, Wambu reminds us not to give a free pass to the Arabs, who also were heavily involved in the trafficking of Africans as slaves. All too often it is France, Portugal, England, the Dutch, Spain, and the United States who have been indicted for their participation in the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Even as an academic involved in the research and teaching of this subject. I find it impossible to comprehend it ail -this selling and merchandising of Africans across the Atlantic.

In the 15th...

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