No it wasn't-by no means. It seems as early as the mid 1600s Up to one-half of all the arrivals in the American colonies were Whites slaves and they were America's first slaves-ever since James 2 sold 30,000 Irish prisoners. These Whites were slaves for life, long before Blacks ever were. This slavery was even hereditary. White children born to White slaves were enslaved too http://www.revisionisthistory.org/forgottenslaves.html
Poor children on the British Isles would be kidnapped,(from whence the term,kid-nabbed) herded to Liverpool,Bristol and Aberdeen, stuffed into tiny ships,occasionally by the hundred and transported to the USA. The Irish however suffered terribly. Cromwell crucified the Catholics;whatever the agenda of the commentator,its fact that at least 500,000 Irish were sold while 300,000 were sold into American and W.Indian slavery.
Strangely,since they were treated as harshly as the black slaves Hollywood continually projects onto the public consciousness,suffering whippings,lifelong servitude and branding the Establishment insists they were indentured servants or bonded servants. In fact,they may have suffered more than their African counterparts.
Ships carrying White slaves to America often lost half their slaves to death. According to historian Sharon V. Salinger, "Scattered data reveal that the mortality for servants at certain times equaled that for slaves in the 'middle passage,' and during other periods actually exceeded the death rate for (Black) slaves." Salinger reports a death rate of ten to twenty percent over the entire 18th century for Black slaves on board ships enroute to America compared with a death rate of 25% for White slaves enroute to America.
Even in the 1850s Frederic Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who designed New York's Central Park, was in Alabama on a pleasure trip and saw bales of cotton being thrown from a considerable height into a cargo ship's hold. The men tossing the bales somewhat recklessly into the hold were Negroes, the men in the hold were Irish.
Olmsted inquired about this to a shipworker. "Oh," said the worker, "the niggers are worth too much to be risked here; if the Paddies are knocked overboard or get their backs broke, nobody loses anything."
Britains' rulers always despised their Irish Catholics,and the story of their inhumanities is a long one. Look at this 19th century cartoon. No wonder they comprised the bulk of white slavery.
Despite the overwhelming evidence of the magnitude of white slavery the Mainstream Media still shows only this.
Not a mystery really. The white elites can share can a false ethic kinship with their victims blinding them to their own plight,the black intelligentsia on the other hand can whine and screech emotionally extorting 'reparations and damages' out of guilt tripped white business while they act as gatekeepers for said funds. A win-win situation for the likes of Prof.Gates,Sharpton et al and those who inflicted centuries of indignities upon their fellow whites who now suffer complete collective amnesia.