People in the 21st century seem to have quite a shallow idea of the slavery enterprise, especially as it concerns the black race. When people talk about slavery, they tend to always certainly mean, The Transatlantic slave enterprise – this isn’t just shallow but an oversimplification of a deep-rooted issue.
In America today, race-based issues are being discussed and treated almost every year as it has been given political importance in the American sociopolitical landscape. You may be wondering why I am bringing this up in an article about Arabic racism, hang in there.
How many times have issues surrounding races made any dent in the Arabic sociopolitical landscape?
But, how many people know that centuries before, during and after the Transatlantic slave trade, that Arabs traded in Sub-saharan slaves through the trans-saharan route?
Today, this historical blemish in the face of America is perpetuated by the fact that millions of descendants from transatlantic slaves still today are in America, making up at least 13% of the entire US population.
How many descendants of the Trans-Saharan slave trade do you see in any Arabic society today?
What happened to millions of Sub-saharan slaves carted away to Arabic kingdoms hundreds of years before and after the transatlantic slave trade?
Why do we have descendants of slaves as remnants of the transatlantic enterprise and none for the trans-saharan enterprise?
What happened to them?
Anyone who makes it to this point in this article must have already come up with possible reasons why there are no descendants of the trans-Saharan trade enterprise.
Very little survived!
And even that is an oversimplification of the horror and the genocidal racism that is Trans-Saharan slave trade.
Throughout the trans-Saharan slave enterprise, which lasted for centuries, even before the trans-Atlantic slave trade began, millions of men, women, boys, and girls were carted away from the basins of Western and Eastern Africa to Arab societies. However, there was a deliberate measure employed systematically to ensure that these slaves do not procreate, because the Arabs feared nothing more than any possible integration of a bloodline they deemed impure corrupting the Arabic heritage.
To ensure that they never reproduced, the men and boys were castrated and made eunuchs in a brutal operation where the majority would lose their lives in the process.
The practice of castration on black male slaves in the most inhumane manner, altered an entire generation as these men could not reproduce. The Arab masters sired children with black female slaves. This devastation by the men saw those who survived to commit suicide. This development explains the modern black Arabs who are still trapped by history.
And even as Europe, one of the key players in the African slave trade abolished the practice hundreds of years ago, and the United States officially ended it in 1865, Arab countries continued the trade with the majority ending it late in the 20th century.
Even as the rest of the world realized the harm slavery did to an entire continent and made a declaration to abolish it, the Arabs vehemently opposed this, and it took a lot of international trade and revolt by the slaves for them to end it. But it is the degree and intensity with which it altered the entire social, reproductive, and economic life of black people that made it more brutal and painful than the trans-Atlantic one. The ugly racial discrimination rife in the Arabic world often not mentioned in the field of international politics.
Its European tamed racist twin is exaggerated and routinely condemned globally – it is almost as if there is no racism in the Arabic world even though it is arguably far worse than we can see in any other part of the world.
The 21st-century new slave trade enterprise that still goes on in modern Libya even to this day is a loud testimony to undying Arab hatred and condescending view of the black race.