Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 4 weeks ago

If slavery never happened, do you think black people would still be in the U.S. today?

7 Answers

  • Paul
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Why wouldn't they be attracted to the same opportunities that have attracted people of every other ethnic background?

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    In 1965 the US passed immigration legislation that would have enabled regular immigration by black people. So yes, we would have a black population. What we wouldn't have is the rich cultural tapestry created by first slaves and then expanded upon by free blacks. That means no gospel, rock or rap music. No soul food. None of the other things we take for granted as part of US society that were developed based on the legacy of blacks in America going back hundreds of years. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, through immigration...

    Eventually, whites would have colonized America in another way. Maybe, using a apartheid system like in South Africa on the natives. 

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, they'd still want to escape Africa. Who wouldn't want to live in country built by whites, they're so nice.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Sure.  Canada has black people, but, the group of slave descendants is the 3rd smallest of the black people living there.  Immigrants from the Caribbean are the biggest, and those from Africa are next.

  • Old
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    If there was not an active slave trade during the colonial period in North and South America there would most likely be very few Black people in the western hemisphere.  In addition the growth in the western hemisphere would not have happened so rapidly without the labor of the slaves if Blacks were not available to replace the Native American slaves that were dying from conquest and diseases.

  • Moloch
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

        Of course.

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