Africa and the Caribbean Want “Nuremberg Trials” to Demand Slavery Reparations

At least slavery actually happened. Unlike the Holocaust.

The thing is: slavery was the best thing that ever happened to the blacks. The blacks in Africa made a lot of money selling their enemies to Portuguese slave traders (who were mostly Jewish, by the way), and the blacks who ended up in slavery made a killing off of the social welfare systems in the West.

I don’t know what they’re complaining about. Actually, I do know. They found out whites feel really bad about slavery, so now they see an opportunity to get even more money. They don’t actually care about slavery hundreds of years ago, or think it’s relevant. There are places in Africa that still have slavery now.

Why don’t whites sue Turkey for enslaving us?


Support is building among Africa and Caribbean nations for the creation of an international tribunal on atrocities dating to the transatlantic trade of enslaved people, with the United States backing a U.N. panel at the heart of the effort.

A tribunal, modelled on other ad-hoc courts such as the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals after World War Two, was proposed last year. It has now gained traction within a broader slavery reparations movement, Reuters reporting based on interviews with a dozen people reveals.

Formally recommended in June by the U.N. Permanent Forum on People of African Descent, the idea of a special tribunal has been explored further at African and Caribbean regional bodies, said Eric Phillips, a vice-chair of the slavery reparations commission for the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, which groups 15 member states.

The scope of any tribunal has not been determined but the U.N. Forum recommended in a preliminary report that it should address reparations for enslavement, apartheid, genocide, and colonialism.

That’s quite a list.

Advocates, including within CARICOM and the African Union (AU), which groups 55 nations across the continent, are working to build wider backing for the idea among U.N. members, Phillips said.

A special U.N. tribunal would help establish legal norms for complex international and historical reparations claims, its supporters say. Opponents of reparations argue, among other things, that contemporary states and institutions should not be held responsible for historical slavery.

Even its supporters recognise that establishing an international tribunal for slavery will not be easy.

There are “huge obstacles,” said Martin Okumu-Masiga, Secretary-General of the Africa Judges and Jurists Forum (AJJF), which is providing reparations-related advice to the AU.

Hurdles include obtaining the cooperation of nations that were involved in the trade of enslaved people and the legal complexities of finding responsible parties and determining remedies.

These things happened many years ago and historical records and evidence can be challenging to access and even verify,” Okumo-Masiga said.

Unlike the Nuremberg trials, nobody directly involved in transatlantic slavery is alive.

Yeah, so maybe we can all just move on?

Asked about the idea of a tribunal, a spokesperson for the British Foreign Office acknowledged the country’s role in transatlantic slavery, but said it had no plan to pay reparations. Instead, past wrongs should be tackled by learning lessons from history and tackling “today’s challenges,” the spokesperson said.

However, advocates for reparations say Western countries and institutions that continue to benefit from the wealth slavery generated should be held accountable, particularly given ongoing legacies of racial discrimination.

A tribunal would help establish an “official record of history,” said Brian Kagoro, a Zimbabwean lawyer who has been advocating for reparations for over two decades.

Racism, impoverishment and economic underdevelopment are linked to the longstanding consequences of transatlantic slavery from the United States to Europe and the African continent, according to U.N. studies.

Why not talk about the fact that the French still own all of the resources in their former colonies, and use it as leverage to try to force blacks to have gay anal sex with men?

We’re talking about this slavery gibberish. Meanwhile, the same people pushing this want to invade Niger for kicking out the French.

Further: what about the IMF loans these countries have been burdened with? Isn’t that a whole lot more relevant than slavery hundreds of years ago?

“These legacies are alive and well,” said Clive Lewis, a British Labour MP and a descendant of people enslaved in the Caribbean nation of Grenada.

Black people “live in poorer and more polluted areas, they have worse diets, they have worse educational outcomes… because structural racism is embedded deep.”

Reuters could not establish how many countries in Africa and the Caribbean were likely to support the idea.

People want to support the blacks. They are against gays and they stand up to the Anal Empire.

But then they do stuff like this, and they just look whiny and annoying.

That said: this is all driven more by white women at the UN than it is by the blacks themselves, who wouldn’t ever even have thought of this on their own.

Blacks are going to be poorer than whites on average simply because of the IQ gap. But they don’t have to be this poor. They are this poor because of meddling by the former colonial powers.

During colonialism, white countries had some responsibilities. When colonialism ended, they gave up all of those responsibilities, while keeping control of the resources. Then they started this loan system, which effectively enslaved entire countries under a tsunami of debt, where Western nations were able to steal their resources to pay interest on these scam loans.