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[–] Commando 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Jazz

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[–] burritopete 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Blues as well.

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[–] Commando 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

equally as important

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[–] Nitrous 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Peanut butter

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[–] JircleCerking 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Feed the troll!!!!

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[–] enormousatom 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The development of the Americas as a whole. The entire Atlantic economy and rise of the USA is purely because of the labor of the black population.

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[–] middle_path 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To be fair, it really could have been any ethnic group. It's not like they did it willingly and if they didn't have black slaves, the Americans probably would have gone off and gotten some more chinamen.

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[–] enormousatom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A hell of a lot less economically feasible. There was nothing happening on that side of the country at the time. Pacific economy basically didn't exist. There was trade between Africa, India, and the Orient, but it didn't extend to the Americas for a long while. The majority of slaves that came this way originally came from subsaharan Africa and went to Brazil and the Caribbean, and then were moved into North America. Native Americans either died from massive disease, or more frequently, ran away because they knew the area and had a support system of friends and relatives on which to rely.

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[–] DoomMantia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Despite being as liberal as it gets, I gotta say I don't agree 100% with OP being downvoated for being racist. From the sidebar: "Don't downvote because you disagree and don't upvote because you agree. This leads to echo chambers and hostility that deeply harm open and intelligent discussion."

At least some people gave good honest answers. Good for you.

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[–] middle_path 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I don't get the hate either. He asked a direct question. Replace black with chinese or Indian and it is still a valid question. Maybe op is genuinely curious on black accomplishments.

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[–] mudcatca 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Indirectly, they've helped make it much easier to identify bigots.

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[–] InvisiblePedestrian 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Certainly more than you.

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[–] dake 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The humankind? as in Africa is the cradle of humankind?

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