In Social Studies class, we wrote a critical question after reading this article about the Charlottesville protest. My question was, "The lasting effect of the slave trade led to the 'whites are superior' way of thinking. If the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade never happened, and the three continents never interacted, would our world be better or worse?"
I think that our world would be worse - we would be even more prejudiced against other races since we don't know anything about them. We wouldn't have interacted with them so we would be more suspicious of them than we are now.
Also, if the three continents hadn't interacted then there would be no connection between them, since we wouldn't have traded and integrated our cultures.
What do you think? Answer in the comments!