The blacks is currently the underdog, although that is slowly changing in the US. In Africa, the situation there mean, most of Africa remain in stone age, till much later in history. There was a few wealthy city state, located along the east coast of African, during the Middle Ages, but they were very small countries. These city states are set up, at the ports, with the help of Chinese and Arabic traders, who want to trade with Africa, but with Africa in stone age tribal life, they got nobody to trade with, so they help a few costal tribes to set up city states, so the costal city state can trade with inner Africa tribe and then trade with the Arabs and Chinese at the ports. But these are small city state, with low populations and only a few of them and a great deal of people living there are foreigners, mostly traders from Asia and Middle East, looking to trade with Africans. Most of Africa remain in stone age till European colonization and even after that, most of Africa, still remain in a kind of modern dark ages era, with far northern Africa, South Africa and a few smaller nations a long Africa's west coast as exception.