Why don’t schools ever talk about the white slaves like the Irish?

Question by Tai: Why don’t schools ever talk about the white slaves like the Irish?
I’m not talking about “inedtured servents” but real slaves, in it’s very definition.

The African slave trade was just beginning during about the same timeframe.
African slaves were very expensive during the late 1600s (50 Sterling). Irish slaves came cheap (no more than 5 Sterling). If a planter whipped or branded or beat an Irish slave to death, it was never a crime. A death was a monetary setback, but far cheaper than killing a more expensive African.

During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.

From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well.

There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat.

sorry i had a little copy/pasta
http://afgen.com/forgotten_slaves.html

but anyway, even if you ever go to the West Indies the brown light-skinned people you see are most likely combination of Irish and African, and even Chinese cuz I heard about chinese slaves too(which they never taught in my school). and people like to say “Oh that’s white rape blood if you’re light skinned” ummn no, who’s to say that it wasn’t some Irish slave back in the 1600s or 1700s that got it on with an African slave? Chinese, African, and white slaves all have brought up what some people look like today.

I seriously have never been taught about white slaves(and i live in SC) OR chinese slaves until I read about it outside of school. thats messed upp…
my ancestry has Irish and I never knew this.. i mean i’m part chinese/okinawan too but thats cuz my grandma is from hawaii and they were actual labour workers under contracts…
i can’t belive it.. all this time i’ve been told only about african slaves..
LOL vivi

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Answer by Austin w
dam i had no idea there were white slaves

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Why does schools now work with student direct lending i like sallie mae way better why can’t we choose?

Question by AngleRBeautiful: Why does schools now work with student direct lending i like sallie mae way better why can’t we choose?
sallie mae loans always gave out disbursements dates direct loans never do they say they don’t have that info which is a lie now i don’t know what’s going on with my loans cause my school won’t tell me anything they never did when i was with sallie mae i had to look at my account myself to see when my loans would disburse not i don’t know anything

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Answer by Anonymous
The interest rates and fees were higher for DIRECT loans, and there were lots of bankers getting fat wallets at the expense of poor college students…. so the gov passed a law effectively eliminating that program. All student loans must go through your school now. Most schools have web-portal access to their financial aid records giving you internet access to your award letter, loan and grant amounts as well as disbursement dates. Not every school is going to tell you this right away.. they prob have it and you don’t even know about it.

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