LOL white people sat on their ass whipping brown people as they built america.
Seriously, all you have to do is google railroad workers and everything but white people come up. Just because white people OWNED the railroads doesn’t mean they did shit. Slaves did a hell of a lot more than pick cotton, and there were other brown people here other than black people who also built america. White people literally sailed to another continent to avoid doing work.
did anon really try that tho….
They really did
We’re going to act like American wealth wasn’t BUILT off of cotton I guess. Some of America’s earliest millionaires saw their millions from cotton picked by slaves. In 1840 the value of exported cotton was greater than the value of all American exports…. COMBINED.
Southern plantation owners got rich, northern textile companies got rich, import/export companies got rich. Railroads saw a BOOM from the amount cotton that was coming out of deep south states. Your average slave was picking 250 pounds of cotton per day.
Never downplay how important cotton picking was in the building of America.
You can say black people built America off of cotton alone.
Because it wasn’t just plantation owners getting rich off enslaved Black people. First plantation owners got rich by selling the raw cotton picked by slaves. Then Railroad companies got rich transporting millions of pounds of cotton to…
How Virgo come before Pisces??
AND THEN THEY GOT LEO NEAR THE BOTTOM???
I know you have to feel dumb as hell when you ALMOST cheated but chose to stay faithful… only to find out your bf/gf was cheating the whole time.
We are gathered here today because SOMEBODY *glares at coffin* couldn’t stay alive.