The case for British slavery reparations can no longer be brushed aside
It grates, intensely, that Ms. Hirsch likes to tell us this and also of her Akan heritage. The Akan being one of the customers of the Portuguese slave traders before the Americas were even discovered. The Ps would pick up slaves – war captives etc – on the oil coast – the Niger Delta that is – then sell them to the Akan in what is now Ghana – the Gold Coast as was. To be used in mining that gold.
Hell, one of the world’s largest gold miners is still Ashanti Gold, Ashanti being, in reasonable parlance, the larger tribal/cultural grouping of which the Akan are a part.
The other thing that annoys so intensely is that the descendants of slaves in the Americas are – with certain agreed exceptions like Haiti – vastly better off than the descendants of the non-enslaved in West Africa. Thus there is no case for reparations at all.
I am currently working on getting this written up at – short – book length. Really, these people are so damn irritating.