To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. A FEW centuries ago the African slave trade thrived at the European-built castles and forts clustered on Ghana's southern coast. Today the fortresses reveal some of the horrors of West Africa's past.
A couple of years ago, at a local dungeon, I watched some people do a Nazi-themed scene. Full uniforms, swastika armbands, goose-stepping, etc. I've seen a lot of unusual things at dungeons and I certainly don't mean "unusual" in a bad way , but this was the first time I'd seen something that pushed my boundaries a little bit on a socio-political level. I'm all for people engaging in any consensual activity whatsoever in the privacy of their homes, but things get a little trickier in a semi-public space. Kink is about fantasy, yes, but people also base their play on some very harsh realities. From rape play to Nazi fetishism to slave auctions, to extreme scarification, gun play, bone breaking, domestic abuse scenes, prison beatings, and plantation retreats -- events where black "slaves" go to actual plantations to serve white "masters" -- kink is no stranger to ideas and activities that are potentially offensive and triggering. In many cases, it's possible to keep these activities private among the participants.
Emmanuel Kojo Ennin Antwi. Slavery existed in most ancient cultures and continues to exist indirectly in some societies in its various forms. Though slavery was used openly in the past by ancient cultures to create wealth, it is today regarded as an act of injustice against humanity.
Graham James D. The slave trade. The first problem is how closely connected the European slave trade was to the rise of Benin Did in fact the profits and firearms obtained from the slave trade significantly help the earty Oba to extend their rule?