These modern-day witches have strange beliefs and superstitions that lead them to think in a twisted way. They have even gone so far as to chopping off, buying, and selling Albino body parts because they assume that they have supernatural powers. The main cause of this colossal problem is because of a lack of education in Africa. There have been millions of African slaves (mainly the transatlantic slave trade), controlled by other countries which has left Africa absolutely broke and in no position to be a successful country . Also, Cecil Rhodes greatly affected the continent when he caused “The Scramble for Africa”, or in other words, a mass colonization of Africa by European countries.
Slavery had been a tradition in African culture. Many states within Africa had practiced slavery through forced labor, debt bondage, as well as, many other forms. Slaves from the Muslim dominated North African coast had been tested but it was found that the slaves were too educated and thus were more prone to rebel. This seems to be an early indication that slavery was unethical, but it still prevailed centuries to come as the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade emerged. Was the failure of the recruitment of the Northern Coast slaves due to the intellectual properties of the slaves and could the solution to this have been to find less educated Africans in order to force the burden of slavery upon them?
Franklin Knight states that “the Caribbean is an artificial society where the people, territory, government and economy are not integrated but were created to serve foreign powers that denied the people the right to a collective consciousness, civil and political rights to develop as a people, to manage their own governments, to practice their own culture, and to construct their own identity. Because of this Caribbean nationalism suffers from incomplete and delayed development. The history of Caribbean peoples has therefore been a history of struggle to develop their own nationalism.” Our lost identity seems to be one of the biggest issues when dealing with the effects of slavery. Often in our society we can observe that our leaders and even the citizens mimic the way of life of the “bigger” nations and this leaves us making decisions which are not right for our
It is similar to the feeling of being underestimated. The brave Africans were underestimated and were not valued and perhaps up to this day, they are racially discriminated by immoral, rude individuals and dreadful communities. Millions of Africans were captured and sent to America as slaves. Also, they were sold and traded as if they weren’t living. They aren’t just robbed out from their homelands but their souls and beliefs are also judged.
Today, however, many believe Stowe 's attempts to expose the horrors of slavery ended up romanticizing this horrible occurrence and was seemingly racist through the use of many racial slurs. Others argue that it started the advancement of abolishing slavery and was a turning point in history . Uncle Tom 's Cabin became so controversial that schools started to ban it because of the tension of the Civil War in the 18th century, but those times have passed and currently, students are taught about the period of slavery. While school should not ban Uncle Tom 's Cabin, the merits of teaching it are very low due to its historical inaccuracies. One of the historical inaccuracies was that character Uncle Tom was portrayed in a way that seemed to be too unrealistic.
Especially, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade (Triangular Slave Trade) not only highly affected the continent but also left it with sophisticated disputes for the continuing generation because it depopulated the continent and morally undermined the peoples. Since the 18th century, even though some European governments had attempted to be abolished slave trade activities by laws; the more bad condition (colonization) could come to replace the slave trade and other trade activities. The reason is that the objective of the slave trade was to use African labor outside Africa; whereas that of colonization was to exploit their labor on their own land, in Africa, and to get the market for industrial commodities. Colonization affected the African histories, cultures and traditions and identities, and shaped the societies with European modes of life. Due to this, Africans were considered as uncivilized societies that had already psychologically and morally marginalized the people.
Instead of using witchcraft for evil, they live peaceful lives and heal others. An important thing to remember, they were apart of a religion, but still got accused as witches and put to death (History.com Staff). Another reason that atheism goes against witches is that they say that witchcraft can happen. When St. Augustine said in the 400s that only God can have powers, witches and Satan got accused of not existing. This statement became only an error made by Pagans.
“Because colonialism was seen as unjust, oppressive and repressive, Christianity was as well perceived as an ally or collaborator in a system of unwarranted economic, cultural and political exploitation”. Christianity was involved with the abominable trade in Africans as slaves. The evangelists claimed to be spreading the message of God, but by engaging in the practice known as the African slave trade, their commitment to the word of God can be questioned on every level. Many chiefs were wary of the Europeans and saw them as potential rivals to their authority. Some took the opportunity to show resourcefulness and the evangelists were allowed entrance into the Tswana communities.
As a matter of fact, already from the very beginning -in ships that brought slaves from Africa to the Caribbean- people from the same tribe were kept separated and then, once arrived in the mainland, they were scattered and mixed with others in order to avoid possibility of communication and revolts. This, for example, dramatically destroyed the continuity of their social order as well as their communal way of life. Furthermore, the experience of slavery itself deprived them from any spirit of enterprise or even self confidence: they underwent a deep psychological transformation that left them at the mercy of the colonizer. (Hiro, 1991) It is, therefore, possible to talk about a proper “[…] loss of identity, which has been integral to the Caribbean experience […]” (Hall, 1990:224-5). Quoting Hiro (1991:74) “[…] imperialist Europe had banished the abundant cultural heritage of Africans underneath centuries of slave trade.
Instances of colonization have taken place since the 15th century. Take for example the Portuguese colonization of Haiti. Because the Portuguese were trying to impose their own beliefs and power, they did not want native Haitians and imported African slaves to maintain their old ways of living. They stripped away much of their culture, and along the way, their languages. Imperialists became paranoid that because they could not understand what the people were saying or the Arabic the slaves were literate in, that there must be conspiracies against them.