Hi Dex. It's pretty hard to answer a question like this when your people were horribly uprooted, enslaved and transported across an ocean to a strange land.
It was a tragedy of unspeakable proportions - but I for one, am ever grateful for the many contributions to society made by African-Americans. In every field from Education to the Arts, we have all been enriched by their work. When I said that only the finest ingredients have been added to the stock - I am certainly including those brave souls who were brought here not of their own choice.