In honour of the newest Royal, George Alexander Louis, here's a list of famous Georges.
Ken A: The UN is such a useless organization. First off, there wasn't a single black slave, taken from Africa, that wasn't already a slave before they saw their first white person. The actual slavers were black. The life expectancy of a white in the African interior, at that time, was maybe a couple of weeks. Sleeping sickness along with some other diseases for which whites had no natural immunity made entering these areas essentially impossible for whites to enter. Black slavers would collect the slaves and transport them to the coast. So a slave that came to the New World was a slave before the first white person ever saw them. Second, the Barbary pirates of North Africa preyed on the entire Christian Mediterranean for centuries taking hundreds of thousands of whites into slavery. Come on UN, how about those nations facing their past and paying whites for their crimes. Or how about the fact that both the Greek and Roman civilizations were slave based economies. And while no doubt there were some blacks that were slaves at this time, the vast majority were whites taken in conquests of defeated enemies. And this went on for thousands of years. What do they owe their former slaves? But in fact I hold none of these groups responsible for what they did. Because it was normal for the time. My family comes from coastal Italy. Members of my family were probably Roman slaves at one point and taken into slavery by Barbary pirates in another. I've moved on. I am who I am today and what happened hundreds or thousands of years ago doesn't matter to me.