You wanna hear something seriously disturbing?
Less than 5% of the people trafficked in the middle passage went to the US.
Less than 5%.
Thats 95% in the rest of the Americas. The majority went to Brazil and the Caribbean (Jamaica got the most people) and Mexico.
Thats not even counting the over 15% who died in the voyage.
I don’t think people realize the magnitude like they think it was huge in the US but they have no idea. It was millions and millions of people.
Rebloging because this got a lot of notes and I’m happy because its important information that more people should know about and that should be discussed.
I'm more shocked that there are Latinx people that don't know the slave trade didn't just stop in the US. I honestly thought every Latinx person knew we probably have black blood in us.
I never knew how true and realistic and non-exaggerated this episode was until I went to college.
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Tré Melvin reading rainbows and getting you hoes hooked on phonics.