Productive or not the people were brutally worked against their own will. Oh I just noticed you said its not about the crime, its about the color of skin.
Being Black In America Today Essay
Quakers in New York, New England, and Baltimore went so far as to make membership contingent upon compensating ones former slaves. I read a lot.
And it is important to realize that the slaves were not ina position to secure their own freedom. And this destruction did not end with slavery.