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9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves

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Anderson Cooper

A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery. So of course it wasn’t hard to determine that Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery.  His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper’s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper’s cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one in particular was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson Obama’s ancestor Jim Robinson, who was born a slave in 1850, worked.

British Prime Minister David Cameron

David Cameron

The family of the current Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, benefited from the enslavement of African people. According to Dr. Nick Draper of University College London, as many as one-fifth of wealthy Victorian Britons inherited part or all of their fortunes from the slave economy. As a result, there are now wealthy families all around the U.K. still indirectly enjoying the proceeds of slavery they have inherited.  In addition to benefiting from slavery while it was legal in the British empire, Cameron’s ancestors were given £4,101, equal to more than £3 million today ($4.7 million dollars), for the 202 black people they enslaved on the Grange Sugar Estate in Jamaica.

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Comments

  1. I had not idea. Some of these folks should pay up.

  2. I wonder if the the people on the list already knew this about their families.

  3. Justin Lawson Nash says:

    actually Obama is white, just as much as he is black

  4. Interesting that the word "unnatural" was still used to describe slave/owner sexual relations. Very interesting indeed and not in a positive way either. Are we subtly or not so subtly agreeing with that point of view?

  5. Mocha Leeshus says:

    IT IS NOT A SHOCK OR UNBELIEVABLE THAT JOHN MCAIN, THE BUSH'S, ANDERSON COOPER, PAULA DEAN, DAVID CAMERON….. AND SO MUCH MORE WEALTHY WHITE AMERICANS AND BRITISH PEOPLE OWNED SLAVES. WHAT IS SAD IS THAT THEIR ACQUIRING SUCH RENOWNED WEALTH CAME AS A RESULT OF THE BLOOD OF BLACK PEOPLE. THESE PEOPLE ARE STILL UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT THEIR ANCESTORS ACTIONS OF SUPERIORITY AND ENTITLEMENT AS A RESULT OF THEIR EVIL EFFORT TO RID THE AMERICAS OF BLACKS SHOULD BE SWEPT UNDER THE RUG. MY CONTENTION, IS THAT THE SINS OF THE FATHERS WILL BE PASSED DOWN UP TO 3 OR 4 GENERATIONS AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES FROM THERE. GOD IS NOT ASLEEP, HE AVENGES THE HELPLESS IN MANY WAYS NOT JUST FINANCIALLY. IN SHORT, THESE PEOPLE WE SEE THE EFFECT OF THE SINS OF THEIR ANCESTORS BEING BESTOWED ON THEIR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

  6. Interesting that the word "unnatural" was still used to describe slave/owner sexual relations. Very interesting indeed and not in a positive way either. Are we subtly or not so subtly agreeing with that point of view?

  7. Michael Vidal says:

    -_- lol you forever with that

  8. Justin Lawson Nash says:

    it's true though

  9. Vohn Lewis says:

    Barry Serato = Barack Obama.

  10. Alfred Mimms says:

    So we are blaming the descendants for the misdeeds of the forefathers?

  11. If your great great grandfather was murdered and robbed of his land and possessions by my great great grandfather, and you knew I was the descendant of the person who murdered your ancestors and took his land, would it be OK for me to tell you to get over it?

  12. the descendants are benefitting still from these misdeeds- born with gold spoons in their mouths-with the gold stolen from africa. Until they not only acknowledge the past wrongs of their ancestors but actively participate in changing the current economic and social disparities created by their ancestors actions, then YES THEY STILL CARRY THE BLAME and the BILL FOR REPARATIONS.

  13. Victorious Suavesito says:

    from my perspective, when the writer said "unnatural relations between the slave and the slave master." they were talking about rape- i def agree with it being unnatural.

  14. Victorious Suavesito says:

    people with Old Money tend to know their history hella more than people with No Money.

  15. Katharine Hart-Watkins says:

    Is 'unnatural' the term for "cross cultural relations(sex)" or "sex out of wedlock" or rape?. Pre 1960's, cross cultural relationships were risky, if not illegal many places. Out of wedlock has been happening since biblical times. So has rape. Unnatural sounds like a test tube baby and is a poor choice of words, because no one of conjugal beginnings is of an unnatural decent; these conceptions were deviant, but not unnatural.

  16. but to the human race he is seen as black and everyone knows that.

  17. Justice Waleford says:

    Obama is a hamite.

  18. Sabra Muhammad says:

    The term unnatural is used because it was rape. Our women were married to our men. They didn't willingly have sexual relations with the slavemaster.

  19. Not according to the one drop rule.

  20. Yeah we still that.That is our HISTORY.SO YEAH WE STILL WITH THAT.SORRY

  21. Sweets Griffin says:

    Justin Lawson Nash NO IT'S NOT

  22. Kimmie Kim says:

    No.

  23. Unnatural was probably a poor choice of verbiage since in our modern context we should not ostracize interracial couples, nor let this poor choice of words distract us from the main point of the blog. During slavery, it was a very common practice for black women on the plantation to be required to have sex with their slave masters even though they were married and had their own families to tend to. The pain of this existence still looms large today. These black women were used as breeders on the same plantation that their husbands lived on and this is not how the creator of the universe, and all things in it intended for us to live.

  24. Itai Kunonga says:

    Yvonne Cole …he does not use "everybody's" rule that's why he stuck it to the man by declaring his mothers race to be eligible…even this articles footnote makes a point to explain why he is on the list…

  25. Itai Kunonga says:

    He used the British law of "citizenry" against them, to be British, you have to prove your grand-pappy or pappy was "British" coz they sent out men to colonise others, not women, if women came, they were already "taken", so all these men raped locals and so the Queen and Empire did not want to provide for them if they ever came to England looking for their daddy…so you had now prove that your mama was "British"…tru-u story!

  26. The son suffers for the sins of the father. At least the Germans acknowledged the atrocities they committed and paid the Jews handsomely. America has yet to deliver on those 40 acres.

  27. Ángelo Romeo Martínez says:

    "This is indicative of the inheritance of privilege: when it comes to wealth, white folks have been given a head start."

    Whenever I discuss racial privilege I shut the debate down with that point exactly! Old money usually is slave money…just as they have inherited wealth there are many that inherit poverty.

  28. Timothy J Vereschagin says:

    Quit yelling "mocha" and lay off the caffeine…

  29. Timothy J Vereschagin says:

    Why does any of this even matter? The past is the past, culpability ends with the original sinner.

  30. Zak Martin says:

    What do you mean "our women"?

  31. Zak Martin says:

    He's a ham, anyway.

  32. Zak Martin says:

    Says who? If a bunch of Israeli "settlers" force a Palestinian family out of their home at gunpoint, does that mean the property belongs to them if they can hold onto it long enough, or to their children? Of course not. It still belongs to the rightful owner. Or if a hoard of cash or gold turns up in a Swiss bank and it transpires that it was stolen from a certain family by the Nazis, is the bank entitled to keep it because the original owners are dead? No, it belongs to their heirs.
    The past is only the past if it doesn't "carry over" into the present. And old sins have long shadows.

  33. Dwayne Mayes says:

    Unless the children enjoy the benefits of that sin…

  34. Zak Martin says:

    Yvonne Cole I've never regarded him as black. Nor do I think he regards himself as black. He grew up "white", and only embraced his blackness to get the black and Hispanic vote.

  35. Julia Wallace says:

    Re: Obama mixed race- "Unnatural relations"? You mean rape, right? Black women raped by white male slaveowners. Don't half-ass calling out the heinousness of slavery by ignoring the rape of Black women.

  36. Foebia Khufu says:

    All them are related anyway or apart of the same corrupt group.

  37. Bigdawg's Aspirations says:

    Katharine Hart-Watkins The hell you preach they were unnatural. You folks will do anything to protect white supremacy.

  38. Beverley Sinclair says:

    from what I can gather..'listening' to this conversation….everybody will be tarnished with the same brush 'so to speak' and as most of us are mixed somewhere down the line…we all pay for the sins of the perpetrators….

  39. Timothy J Vereschagin shut up and listen to the truth

  40. Well said, the bible does say the sins of the father will visit the Children of the third and fourth generation

  41. and notice all the poor white people are not much better in society as blacks. We can clearly see that in Irish people. Irish were treated at times as bad as blacks b/c they were Catholics. And they are not really ruling the world right now. They are middle class.

  42. He gestated inside of the womb of a White woman, and was raised by and around White people, a fact that many Black people seem to ignore.

  43. Wanda Ifyaknowme says:

    UNNATURAL RELATIONS?!! YOU MEAN RAPE. SAY IT: R-A-P-E

  44. Zak Martin Just what she said; "our women." As in NOT YOURS.

  45. Donte Daniels says:

    Guess what. .They still own slaves! !

  46. as far as the Obama comments back in the slave days one ounce of black blood makes you a black man.

  47. Ángelo Romeo Martínez says:

    Well that's the funny thing about the socio-political system we know as "race". When this country was founded it was by the wealthy English. The poor and underclass came much later. During the Civil War and right after was when the ideology of race came to the picture. Once they got people to unite by pigment it was much easier to enact oppressive laws and to gain a military force willing to fight to save the economic status of the wealthy. It's very much the same today. The wealthy go to specific schools and either become CEOs of major corporations or get into politics. They either profit from war or vote to go to war, meanwhile the poor will enlist in the armed forces with absolutely nothing to financially gain from it.

  48. Fran Dunham says:

    Your contention about the three generations is actually written in the bible. Makes one wonder if that generational curse ends after three generations or when the last generation stops the madness.
    They try to use bible verses as justification negating to also point out that in the bible you also had to release a slave from bondage and any financial obligations at the end of 6 years. Killing a slave meant death to the person who killed them. And scaring a slave also had consequences.

  49. Fran Dunham says:

    Christopher Irons -Trying to do away with God is what got us in the condition we are in. Following traditions and idols of worship that are forbidden. Take a look around the world, it hasn't worked out well for the majority. What you suggest won't do away with God but it will surely allow satan in.

  50. Timothy J Vereschagin Can't handle the truth huh?

  51. Fran Dunham says:

    Yvonne Cole The human race sees what they want. If he had been what the majority see as successful as a president, history books would have forgotten that he was bi-racial and did the same thing that has been done through out history, laid that claim to fame on the caucasian race with footnotes about how some "claim" he was biracial but that it can't be proven.

  52. Yvonne Cole The human race sees what they want. If he had been what the majority see as successful as a president, history books would have forgotten that he was bi-racial and did the same thing that has been done through out history, laid that claim to fame on the caucasian race with footnotes about how some "claim" he was biracial but that it can't be proven.

  53. Fran Dunham says:

    Only after you returned all your ancestors had stolen and whatever profits came from that theft. You can't right a wrong by lying about, distorting, or ignoring it. And the ramifications of those actions will survive as long as the bloodlines of those ancestors continue in any way the perpetration of that legacy.

  54. Tamara Laird : Which is why the Irish lobbied Congress to be called White, bought the idea of race reinvented to use against Africans when before the idea was used by the British to oppress the Irish as a race ("How the Irish became White" by Ignatiev and "The Invention of the White Race" by Theodore W. Allen).
    After having their behinds kicked up and down the ancient world, they come here first as indentured servants alongside Africans mind you and things are fine until the Brits tell you you're White. After that lie is invented in response to labor solidarity because the Brits don't want to pay for labor anymore, you Irish decide to join them and become this demonic force of terror and proceed to try to kill the spirit of every African you encounter to this day.
    Gang raping, lynching, psychological torture ruled the day and thanks to your latest descendents in the form of Police Commissioner Kelly in New York city with the stop and frisk policy and terror police force very much in effect like the slave patrols of yesteryear, that spirit of evil in you all still thrives.
    This idea of race was INVENTED to control labor and make the pocketbook heavy and it worked. Black people's only solution is to pull every dime away from your corporations and institutions that thrive to this day and boycott you privileged masses to your knees.

  55. They will never pay. Blacks have to boycott these companies and banks that did this. Money and the loss of it is the only thing they all understand.

  56. Fran Dunham says:

    Erik Anbessa – I don't think they carry the blame of their ancestors. I think they carry the blame of continuing the legacy of their ancestors. Slavery cannot be undone, but the mindset that came with it and the institutionalized racism is what is being held against the perpetrators today. They aren't paying for their father's transgressions, they are paying for their own.

  57. Fran Dunham says:

    Of course they do. They can trace their roots, we can't.

  58. Victorious Suavesito Too True!!!

  59. I am not a rapist and I'm not paying for that as descendents of the victims.

  60. Very difficult to get information outright on the slave ownership of the Vanderbilts. They hide this on Staten Island too so it helps tremendously to see this.

  61. Fran Dunham says:

    Ángelo Romeo Martínez It was the Scandinavians, the Dutch and then the English who arrived in the United States first. The Vikings and then The Dutch who were one of the major transporters of slaves and founders of Wall Street. The English that arrived were the dredges of their own societies just like in Australia.

  62. Fran Dunham says:

    Keep in mind that our ancestors were promised land that the caucasians didn't have the human right to give away.

  63. Fran Dunham says:

    We are blaming descendants for the continuation of the mindset and legacy. Not slavery, it's aftermath that is institutionalized and continues today.

  64. Fran Dunham says:

    Excuse me, but if there is a mixture in my blood, it was through hateful, devious, and degenerate actions perpetuated against my ancestors actions during slavery. NO shame or blame on me!

  65. Fran Dunham says:

    Timothy, it's easy to say the past is the past when it's not used as a tool to debase today. When that past did not obliterate your ties to your past. When that past benefited your ancestors and was left as a legacy to you.

    There are all types of studies that point to the importance of knowing who you are. Adopted children have been given the right to find out who their biological parents are for just that reason.

    Black people in the United States are the only people on this planet who have no home. We don't belong to Africa.

    It's not the sins of the fathers. Are you really going to deny that through that sin there are a multitude of institutionalized traditions that continue to abuse the black race today?

    Statistics are fine when being quoted, but statistics only tell numbers, they don't portray the conditions that brought those numbers about.

    Statistics say things like, more black people are in prison. They don't say things like, there is a liquor store on every corner in black neighborhoods. They don't point out that the CIA infused drugs into black neighborhoods. They don't mention things such as where the guns that black youths are killing one another with come from. But the condition of black people is used to justify the continuation of abuse.

    Yesteryear haunts, yesterday hurts, and today troubles. When the caucasion race picked up those sins and ran with them, they became the bearers of the torch. As bearers, they made themselves partakers of that bitter sin.

  66. Fran Dunham says:

    Timothy, it's easy to say the past is the past when it's not used as a tool to debase today. When that past did not obliterate your ties to your past. When that past benefited your ancestors and was left as a legacy to you.

    There are all types of studies that point to the importance of knowing who you are. Adopted children have been given the right to find out who their biological parents are for just that reason.

    Black people in the United States are the only people on this planet who have no home. We don't belong to Africa.

    It's not the sins of the fathers. Are you really going to deny that through that sin there are a multitude of institutionalized traditions that continue to abuse the black race today?

    Statistics are fine when being quoted, but statistics only tell numbers, they don't portray the conditions that brought those numbers about.

    Statistics say things like, more black people are in prison. They don't say things like, there is a liquor store on every corner in black neighborhoods. They don't point out that the CIA infused drugs into black neighborhoods. They don't mention things such as where the guns that black youths are killing one another with come from. But the condition of black people is used to justify the continuation of abuse.

    Yesteryear haunts, yesterday hurts, and today troubles. When the caucasion race picked up those sins and ran with them, they became the bearers of the torch. As bearers, they made themselves partakers of that bitter sin.

  67. Coco Farias says:

    i was just going to say the same thing. "although obama is not white…" yeah he is… just ask his mom.

  68. Coco Farias says:

    Zak Martin which put him in the white house thank you very much.. .. the repubs never learn…

  69. Coco Farias says:

    Zak Martin they mean black women.

  70. Fran Dunham says:

    I would like to say that this is one of the more intelligent conversations over race I have read in some time. Thank all of you for your input. Whether I agreed or not with your stance, the discourse remains civil…:)

  71. Kimberly Stewart says:

    Yemoja Fola Then why did he marry a CHOCOLATE SISTER? HE DID NOT GET A FAIR SKIN SISTER WITH STRINGY LONG HAIR HE MARRIED A WOMAN WHO LOOKS LIKE SHE IS A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE MOTHER LAND…HE HAD CHOICES.

  72. Kimberly Stewart says:

    Coco Farias Yemoja Fola Then why did he marry a CHOCOLATE SISTER? HE DID NOT GET A FAIR SKIN SISTER WITH STRINGY LONG HAIR HE MARRIED A WOMAN WHO LOOKS LIKE SHE IS A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE MOTHER LAND…HE HAD CHOICES.

  73. Kimberly Stewart says:

    Zak Martin Yemoja Fola Then why did he marry a CHOCOLATE SISTER? HE DID NOT GET A FAIR SKIN SISTER WITH STRINGY LONG HAIR HE MARRIED A WOMAN WHO LOOKS LIKE SHE IS A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF THE MOTHER LAND…HE HAD CHOICES.

  74. Kimberly Stewart says:

    Deborah Martin OH MY GOSH – YOU HIT IT SQUARE ON THE HEAD –

  75. Kimberly Stewart says:

    Fran Dunham TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH – WOW – SO TRUE SO TRUE

  76. What part of President Obama looks white to you. Skin color says he is Black, and skin color is the deciding factor.

  77. As long as the descendants are reaping the benefits of those enslaved – YES.

  78. Let's really know the truth and check out your own DNA. All you have to do is look in your own closets and see the White people in your family, or just look at your skin tone and features. Also, 95% of African Americans have Native America blood, and 65% of White Americans have Native Blood. Truth be told, All of us, have some mixed blood in us, if we live in America. then, when you travel to sections of Africa, like Benin, Wet Africa, you may not see as many lighter Black folk, because mixing in the races was limited. Now, how you act, is based on how you was "raised". Culture is based on your group identification. If you identify with the group that you were raised as, then this is how you will feel, act and show up. Obama had the up-bringing of White grandparents, an African father, a White mother and an Asian-pacific father. He is multi-cultural in Black skin.

  79. Sabra Muhammad says:

    Thank you Bro Donald for having a Sistahs back! I refuse to respond to him because I don't entertain satan. I went on his page and it confirmed he is exactly that, an evil mischiefmaker. His behavior in indicative of his ancestors. He monitor OUR pages and/forums to dispute what we discuss just as his ancestors did on the plantations when our ancestors congregated and strategized. He can't help himself, it's in his DNA.

  80. Yes Ma'am; I recognize the type on first sight, spot 'em like stank on do-do. they always got something to say on ours; if they were truly our friends they would be among their own in deep conflict against the racism that is teeming in their communities.

  81. Brian Williams says:

    understand that if you was'nt white you was black in their eyes & heart

  82. Nakia Demetrius says:

    Tamara Laird Irish folks run the politics here is the midwest…………and i am sure elsewhere as well…..oh the Kennedys…………so white Irish folks aintt doing bad.

  83. Nakia Demetrius says:

    Deborah Martin sister we have an identity crisis.we know we black but we keep being told color dont matter…..we believe in that piece of paper……the constitution and stay confused.

  84. Ayanda Ndaba says:

    Bro Donald THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. Ayanda Ndaba says:

    Bro Donald THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Bro Donald THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. Ayanda Ndaba says:

    Victorious Suavesito AND NOTHING ABOUT THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!THANK YOU!

  88. Sabra Muhammad And they call ME evil…SMH. Karma is such a precious thing.

  89. Fran Dunham You certainly can trace your roots…I traced mine. Your family is out there…past and present. Go find them.

  90. You mean one drop…

  91. Zak Martin STFU already and find something constructive to do…like get back to work!

  92. You best believe ther's some black blood lines somewhere.

  93. Zak Martin Never seen anything where he has called or considered himself White…But I guess you white people know more than us….

  94. Seven generations. That's the traditional number for the sins of the fathers.

  95. I would love for there to come a day when we stop referring to people as Black or White! Nobody is Truly Black or White, we come in all shades from Porcelain Ivory to Deep Mocha. This Black vs, White business only polarizes people and is a disservice to us all!

  96. The United States government has paid reparations to everyone and race of people that they have wronged. Except for the American Black man/woman! http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~kmporter/historyreparations.htm

  97. Emma Garcia says:

    Ángelo Romeo Martínez Yawn, you sound like you just completed Intro to Sociology 101.

  98. Ángelo Romeo Martínez is killin em!

  99. HELL NO!

  100. Sam James says:

    This is the only way we gonna get something to happen on our behalf as a people …..hit them in the pocket as that's the only place it hurts because marching/preaching/shooting/gang banging/etc. DOES NOT WORK…..since so called "freedom" we been doing all that and still it's about black n white world over

  101. Sam James says:

    Check out the story of Lena Baker Zak Martin…..they raped our women and used both men and women like dogs n cats for mating to make their money…..get it???

  102. Sam James says:

    For real they do

  103. Sam James says:

    Sorry Elsa when this is done the rich will become poor and the poor will have a chance to be not called or be poor…..a mere wish right now because race means money

  104. THIS IS NOT SURPRISING AT ALL! I will also add the fact that most African Americans do not have white blood , this is a popular myth, and only about 35 percent have native American blood.Most African Americans are fully African period and lets not for get everybody that is native African is not BLUE BLACK as many are led to believe.this whole melting pot theory is crap…

  105. can't you see the inbreeding.

  106. Sharon Molino says:

    Just as we are not our brothers keeper, none of us alive today, no matter what color our skin or who our ancestors were, are responsible for their history. However, all of us are responsible for the future of our descendants.

  107. Nikki Love says:

    What is "unnatural" about sex with slaves, their both human. Inappropriate, unsolicited or unwarranted relations could have been used but to say its unnatural is just wrong.

  108. of course they did.

  109. We are all in this together <3

  110. Clarence Davidson says:

    Tamara Laird Have you been to Boston, or Illinois Irish politicians are Kings.

  111. Clarence Davidson says:

    Yvonne Cole and he acts like it too

  112. Clarence Davidson says:

    Zak Martin Its hard not to be White, try a little harder.

  113. Clarence Davidson says:

    David Hoxter Why are you being so petty becoming distracted by semantics loosing sight of what your real focus should be, Reparations.

  114. Clarence Davidson says:

    They'd have to be stupid not to know.

  115. Clarence Davidson says:

    Elsa, read what you just posted, do you hear the contradiction.

  116. Jocque Walker McCollum says:

    Elsa Jackson Actually Oprah Winfrey is 100% black!

  117. Latrease Idoallican Barnes says:

    I remember mary duvall I'm not sure if she was from harriet tubman or Fredrick douglas but I remember her as a well known wife of a slave owner I wonder how that's exactly tied to Obama but hes mixed so I'm not shocked and a lot of people considered all black really isn't if you originate in America so its no telling whose blood line is where and in who the only problem is the in directs aren't getting a piece of that pie.

  118. I'm not suprised by your comment because the world is run over with individuals that react just like you when they are faced with the cold hard truth and that's what's most disturbing about your sickening mindset.

  119. Tawanda Harris says:
  120. I am happy to read "common sense" reactions….THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

  121. Good one, David Bright!

  122. As we shall never forget the ravages of Nazim, or the holocaust lets not forget the ravages of slavery, those that say to get over it have …..missed a point. ,

  123. No, you xan tell me to get over nothing

  124. COULD U FORWARD THEIR ADDRESSES SO I CAN SEND IN MY REPARATIONS DECREE. LOL.

  125. Deborah Martin THAT'S RIGHT BECAUSE MARCHES AND RALLY PROTEST AIN'T GOING TO GET IT…THOSE ORGANIZING THE BIG RALLIES ARE PAID TO KEEP YOU CONTAINED…A CERTAIN DEGREE OF CIVIL UNREST IS ALLOWED SO THAT THIS CHARADE IS PERCEIVED AS A DEMOCRACY…BOYCOTT AND DEMAND REPARATIONS.

  126. Africans owned slaves first! Who do we think "they" bought them from!

  127. They use terms such as unnatural because Negroes are afraid to ruffle feathers. The white man is the devil that the Bible speaks of! You so called blacks, Latinos, West, and Native American Indians are the biblical Israelites! Wake the hell up! http://Www.isupk.com

  128. Zak Martin, its okay I hope that Sabra only mean African American women, and not other black women. Why do black men think they own black women? O_o;; When they themselves run after any other woman whom is non-black?

  129. Very intelligent discussion and a very good read. So interesting on so many levels and perspectives.

  130. Judging by the number of African Americans who inherited slave names, slavery had to be the largest equal opportunity employer the world has ever seen, probably more popular than McDonalds, in fact it was like McDonalds. The supply and demand was so great they barely needed to get off their ships to buy slaves, it was like buying McDonalds at a drive-through. The slaves were already at the slave-market in chains, ready to go.

  131. What is "unnatural" relations between slaves and slave owners? What you, daff? Sex is sex. There's NOTHING unnatural about a man and a woman having sex!!! Are you saying, "unnatural" as in the freakin' male slave MASTER raping the female slave, nothing unusual about that either. Hell, why do you think there are so many light, bright, damn near white black people walking around today. Wasn't nothing unnatural about it…..that fish was just plain WRONG on every level.

  132. The main benefactors of slavery are Jews. Jews financed the trade and owned mot plantations. That is why they are the richiest and most powerful today as outlined in the book The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews. They have cleverly howevr mangaged to place all the blame on white gentiles (whom the also hate) while they pretend to be the frineds of both. They then label anyone telling truth anti-semites. these are a people that hated Jesus for calling them out.

  133. slavery still exist look at the prison system. did you know that there are prisoners working for pennies or nothing producing goods for american coporations. reminds me of the story about santa (big white man with blue eyes) and his eleves (blacks and brown slaves) working in the north pole (prisons in the middle of no where). after all everything has a bit of truth in it.

  134. Descendant, not descendent.

  135. Now we know why they always scream Get Over It… Those bastards

  136. So as suspected.and as I have previously posted
    The likes of our thieving governments prime ministers
    Family anscestors where slave owners.given £4.000+
    For 202 slaves equel to millions of pounds today.
    Now the cameron family are trying to bring back slavery in the uk.
    Typical tories .scum then scum now.i would really love some
    Family of slaves come forward and prove the cameron family gained
    Their riches by enslaving their ancestors.and take all
    Money off him.

  137. When restitution is worked out I suggest that preferred stock be part of the payment. Make sure at least 51% of all the "old" money companies still in existence are part of the settlement. Of course, how will restitution decided who is awarded how much? What about black slave holders? How will they make restitution? Many questions need to be worked out.

  138. I am an African. The various forms of being African will definitely come under dispute given the premise and intent of this dialogue. What is more intellectually relevant to this dialogue to the average African of my stature is an appropriate referencing to patriarchal bloodliness. Africanism is biased upon this factor, and I'm okay with that because I am not redefining Africanism and I am not making any advances of feminist efforts. What I am saying is that African standards empower the male to submit dowry, expand family leniage and constructively wage the associated privileges. So, if this afro-centric standard is accepted, leave out all matriarchal inheritances and define the man according to his inherent standards of manhood.

  139. Through the accident of birth, one is born where and to whom one is born, but, the evil is (as an adult) in adopting the attitudes and perversions of enslaving others. These days enslavement occurs throughout the corporate world (deliberate low wages to keep people down, for example) with the help of politicians. McCain, for example being against health care for the poor is, in fact, a perpetuation of enslavement.

  140. My great-great grandfather was a Scottish slave owner and my aunt told me he was a nasty evil man. My maternal grandfather hated him and what's worst is he was named after him. My maternal grandmother's peoples to my knowledge were Irish. Not sure about the slavery background on that side of the family. I wanna dig even deeper. My aunt before she died told me there's a possibility we may even be related to Prince. Interesting……

  141. "A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery" – DUH!

  142. Obama's White ancestor owned slaves, and his Black African Muslim ancestors likely sold other Blacks INTO slavery.

  143. Anonymous says:

    the Germans were enslaved by the Romans and the Germans are not still whining about it.The Brazilians had slavery for over 400 years and they are not whining about it…. Hasn't been a slave in America for 140 years or so yet black American's feel the need for a perpetual pity party 140 years later …. when can we stop the perpetual victim whining put on our big boy pants and take some responsibility for our own destiny?

  144. Anonymous says:

    How did black African slaves end up on the slave ships headed towards other continents? Black tribes in Africa kicked other black tribes ass and sold the losing black tribe to the slave ship (the alternative was death). If you you are black in the western hemisphere its most likely because your great great great great grandpappy's tribe got their ass whipped back in Africa so the blacks in Africa today are superior and the rest of the world got the weak ass losers.

  145. Every incident in my lifetime of a White raping a Black woman has been a hoax, i.e. Tawana Brawley and Duke LaCrosse. I don't believe for a second that the different hues of American Blacks was caused by a white man raping a black woman, it does not exist – per FBI stats. It was almost certainly the result of black women whoring themselves out for stuff like some extra pig feet, etc.

  146. No, I am NOT surprised to see Obama on this list. He's related to Bush, after all.
    Perhaps it's also no coincidence that he is anti-civil rights

  147. I am surprised that any of these people has ancestors with connections to slavery. What is important is the way they are living their lives today.

  148. Real Talk

  149. Wealthy confederate democrat slave owners; no surprise there..they owned 95% of the slaves, Oprah's relatives could have been slave owners too. Blacks owned 5% of the slaves.Democrats started the CIvil War, willing to destroy the country in order to keep their slaves; democrats formed the KKK to kill anyone trying to free them. They spent 8 years blocking Eisenhower's Civil Rights Vote Act. Hell; up until 2010, the head of the Dem senate for 40 years was an ex-Klansman. The real question is Why do Blacks vote Democrat? They are the slavery party.

  150. Thank you i am British and hate David Cameron, got another reason to.

  151. Unnatural relations? Are you kidding me…its called RAPE!!!!

  152. So , what exactly is the purpose of this article? To stir up racial tensions amongst people who had no control over what happened hundreds of years ago? Or to somehow make these celebrities feel bad for being born? I challenge you to do some research for yourself and find out who was the first slave owner in the colonies of North America. Warning: Once you know, Ignorance is no longer an excuse, and the feelings of shock and betrayal from what you find will only be quelled by letting the past lay and looking toward a brighter and more cooperative future. The best way to honor anyone who was wronged during our country's past is to live our lives the best way we can and end the perpetual cycle of hate and blame.

  153. Why is it so "unnatural" for a white slave owner to have sex with slaves…choose better words

  154. The fact is our president IS white. He is just as much white as he is black. This means his family belongs here just as anyone else who had ancestors that had slaves.

  155. Obama is a trick baby

  156. To me this is not so interesting. What is interesting is how blacks in this country just throw their votes to the slave trading Democratic party who continues to seek to control us. This is the party that gave us the fugitive slave act, Jim Crow laws, KKK, didn't give one vote for civil rights, nor for blacks to have the right to vote, and stopped black kids from attending white schools.

  157. I live in an area Where the Vanderbilt's own a building that sits directly in front of a low-income community. I think the building has been abandoned for over forty years. BUT someone keeps the gate and fences up and intact and occasionally you'll see someone behind the gates doing something??!!!
    I want to get in touch with Anderson Cooper and ask if its a Way he can turn it into a Rec center or some useful entity for the community. Probably not huh?!!….
    Old money could care less about solutions to old problems.

  158. Not surprised! Some of these people's behavior can tell!

  159. Argument over the term 'unnatural' ends here! Though rape is devestating, it is NOT the connotation. 'Unnatural' refers to the fact that slaves were considered to be only part human, 3/5 to be exact. Blacks were, and widely still, thought to be part animal. Savage, wild, and in need of breaking. We, as a People, are not wild, we are exotic, different, an unknowable variable. Feared for our strength. Why do you think we were sold away from our parents and families? Given new names when we got to the next plantation? So we couldn't trace our families and rejoin them and be stronger together…

  160. "Unnatural relations"???? That doesn't sound right, it sounds like two different species mating. What about "rape," or "coerced sexual activity"? When in a situation of a significant power imbalance, any language suggesting choice is inappropriate.

  161. Lord Jesus please help us.

  162. Check your history. The first slave owner in this country was black and he owned a black slave. By theb1860s, in Louisiana alone, there where over 3000 black slaves with BLACK owners.

  163. No one denies the certain horror stories that surely took place in isolated cases, but the truth is most slaves were treated like family and even when REPUBLICAN President Lincoln (who had to fight the Democrats to free them) finally passed the Emancipation Proclamation many many stayed (for pay of course). The mammies and "Uncle Toms" (house ni**ers) ran those households with iron fists; and not only the black staff but the "owner's" kids as well. There were many accounts of white folk who recalled as children, getting their a$$es whooped by the mammies and Uncle Toms back in the day.

  164. Unnatural? Hmm…

  165. LAzy people of the paass get some else to do the work for free.

  166. Amazing how blacks r asked what should b done about BLUELINE ASSASSINATION and violence:
    Start a national movement 4 federal legislation to stop the sale, manufacture, and distribution or possession of targets with "BLACK PEOPLE IMAGES on them. The Warden

  167. Despite Black Obama is "not white".
    Additionally, most African-American’s with white ancestors who owned slaves occurred as a result of unnatural relations between the slave and the slave master.

    Did anyone else read this?

  168. BTW, Pres. Obama is half-white, so the statement that you added him because he's not white isn't exactly accurate.

  169. Most people believe they know the whole story behind African enslavement but you don't. Learning about the black experience via your limited public school history class explanation and taking for de facto what the media sells to you as truth does not give you enough insight. You all, must read and read some more from the various and sound resources available. The more I read, the clearer it all becomes. To be frank all people but black people have benefited, in one way or another, from the enslavement of Africans "unpaid labor."

  170. European Americans spews:
    Fran Dunham You people are fucking stupid. The Moors (blacks) enslaved, tortured, murdered, raped, etc the Europeans for over 738 years. You hypocrites haven't returned a damn thing.

    It wasn't even legal for a white person to own a black slave until 1670. However blacks were enslaving whites for centuries even at that time.

    Blacks are actually the first ones to practice human slavery in the America's. Prior to that the Europeans and Native Americans had indentured servants whom were granted freedom. I suggest you look up Anthony Johnson a black slave owner in the 1600's.

    Modern Europeans don't have to return a damn thing that doesn't belong to you.

    If he was the first to own slaves in Amerikka, why does he have a European name? Was he European?this man has a European name because he was also asleep which debunks your stupid theory. He himself was a slave. I didn't even have to research that. The obvious is not so obvious and common sense isn't common. Your daddy lied to you. You should thank the moors, they were the ones who set up the treaties and navigated the boats over here for you invaders and Genocidists. You owe them too…

  171. It has been said and proven that blacks wh
    o owned slaves mosts likely were related and actually saved their relatives from being dehumanzed and owned by white slave owners.

  172. and freeborn black people owned slaves from 1624 to the Civil War. and some hired white overseers.

  173. Unnatural '!! Don't u mean RAPE!!!!

  174. White people's place of origin is from two black people.

  175. The britt on this page has no shame. and remains ignorant to the fact that despite all my people have been through britts and americans still have their racial regime police and government. still racist. still rewriting history to exclude our achievements still showing everyone that everything heavenly is white and everything bad or ugly is black. YOU continue to deliberately keep us down AND THESE ACTIONS WILL ALWAYS REMIND ME THAT YOU HAVE NO SHAME.

  176. Why didn't the jews use this power on the germans?

  177. And all of these jews where white and from white countries and still racist.

  178. Every year or so britts and americans honor, remember and educate their people of their dead SO WHY CANT WE CAN YOU ANSWER ME.

  179. NICE AND PRACTICAL KEEP IT UP CASSANDRA

  180. WHAT MENTAL HOSPITAL DID YOU ESCAPE FROM I'M CALLING THE MEN IN WHITE COATS RIGHT NOW CURLYWERLY OR CURLYAIR.

  181. HOW DID THE IRISH END UP IN BARBADOS AND OTHER ISLANDS BECAUSE WHITE PEOPLE KICKED OTHER WHITE PEOPLE'S ASS AND ENSLAVED THE LOSING WHITE IRISH FOR MONEY. HA HA HA HA HA.

  182. ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY WHITE BREAD CURLY.

  183. I FORGOT THE WHITE ENGLISH TRIBE ALSO TREATED THE WHITE WELSH AND THE WHITE SCOTTISH LIKE SHIT TO CURLY. OH AND PLEASE DON'T MENTION THE THE TINY STRIP OF WATER SEPARATING YOU LOTT. HA HA HA HA HA HA.

  184. ALL YOU WHITE RED NECK MUTATIONS SHOULD LISTEN TO PEOPLE LIKE JAMAL ROLLINS MORE OFTEN OK TIMOTHY J VERESCHAFING GOOD.

  185. HIDING FROM REALITY OR OUR REALITY DOES US A DISSERVICE TO ELSIE JACKSON.

  186. Since you weren't really a part of it, is there really anything for you to get over?

  187. Wow you really went there smh. If you believe that was mainly the case you have not read much about Willie Lynch. Lets not pacify what happened bad then with nonsense like the same slaves where treated like "family". Do you rape family, do you beat family, do you sell family, do you call family n***ger. No so don't sugar coat this. Sad f.

  188. Britt, Let the past be in the past….I disagree. White people owe apologies to Black people….and more than that : jobs, education and opportunities are owed. A whole revamping of White attitudes.

  189. Even if the facts are known, those people are not their ancestors. White people in the present time certainly need to do better!

  190. I wonder if these celebrities have donated some of their wealth to African-American causes given the fact that they've inherited their wealth from their slave-owning ancestors. I think that would be the right thing to do.

  191. Anderson Cooper has already admitted on national television he found out his family had owned slaves and was horrified. Leave him alone.

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