Not all the black people in the US come from slaves. Some of them come from Africans/African immigrants who never had anything to do with slavery. They often have obvious last names showing they're from Africa (N'yongo, Obama)
African Americans on GaG, were your ancestors slaves or immigrants?
- My ancestors were enslaved33% (2)6% (1)14% (3)Vote
- My ancestors were immigrants0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- I'm not African American67% (4)94% (15)86% (19)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Many Southern fortunes (some Northern too) were gathered through the abuse of slaves.
The heirs to these fortunes still profit from it.
The heirs of the slaves still are on the underside of society. (a few exceptions can be found of course.) Racism is still vivid in the South.
Thus while slavery itself is gone, it's effects linger on in society.
And any redneck feels he's better than a _____________
Most Helpful Girl
I can't choose one or the both because for me it is both. My Grandfather on my mothers side immigrated to the U. S. from Ghana, and married my Grandmother (may she rest in peace), and they had 2 kids together. He moved back to Ghana before I was born, but he use to visit quite a lot when I was younger. I haven't seen him in years though. As for the rest of my family They're here due our ancestors being slaves in the U. S. You should have put a "Both" option in.1