THE LEGACY OF THE SLAVE TRADE
TEXTS AND SOURCES: EPILOGUE
|To black people . . .
slavery and colonialism reiterate themselves in our everyday lives, and
evoke poignant and immediate memories of suffering, brutalisation and
terror. For black people, Western nations achieved their industrial
growth and economic prosperity on the backs of blacks, abolished slavery
primarily for economic reasons, have discriminated against black people
ever since, and are unrepentant about any of it.
Stephen Small, Racist Ideologies in Tibbles, Anthony (ed.), Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity, HMSO, 1994