He goes on to talk about the rape and sexual assaults carried out on the African women by these men. Another reason that contributed to the presence of Europeans in Africa was missionary duties. The reasons that motivated the colonization of Africa were the abundance of raw materials like copper, cotton, rubber, palm oil, cocoa, diamonds, tea and tin, which were the essentials of the European industry. According to them, black girls and women are still viewed as hyper-sexual beings and are not believed when they report sexual abuse. Join the conversation Share your thoughts. Volumes have been written and are still being written in an effort to document the history and address the damage done to the African race and consequently the general balance and progress of the world at large. Some of them stayed true to their mission while others, however, aided in the colonization of the people.
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After slavery was abolished, the rape and assault on black women and girls both at home and in the diaspora continued. There was also the need for a new and ready market for the products manufactured in Europe, and the African continent was and still mostly is a ready dumpsite. According to them, black girls and women are still viewed as hyper-sexual beings and are not believed when they report sexual abuse.