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September 24th, 2022 - 8:06 pm § in Politics, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Florida Gov. DeSantis’ bizarre claims about slavery

Defending his efforts to censor the history taught in Florida’s schools, GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis made the wildly inaccurate statement at left. In fact, British courts were questioning slavery well before the American Revolution, and the British Empire abolished slavery decades before America did[...]

June 30th, 2022 - 5:25 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

Slavery by any other name is still slavery

Texas is some kind of unique animal, a unicorn among states, in the sense of “only in Texas …” For example, only in Texas do a dozen or more cops mill around outside a school for 70 minutes while a crazed gunman is slaughtering children in the classroom. Only in Texas do people fre[...]

November 1st, 2021 - 7:31 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Nice house

This is Wheatland, the former home of James Buchanan in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a town known for lousy presidents and lying cops. Buchanan, usually ranked as America’s worst president (although he has competition), is often blamed for the Civil War. He deserves to be, although he isn’t [...]

September 7th, 2021 - 5:14 pm § in Politics

GOP candidate wants reparations for slave owners

Larry Elder, a Los Angeles radio talk show host (bio here), probably won’t be governor of California even though he’s the leading GOP candidate to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, in the September 20, 2021, recall election. (Read story here.) He’s well behind Newsom in polls,[...]

July 18th, 2021 - 7:09 pm § in Politics

The Confederacy’s founding principle

“The constitution [of 1787] … rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. … Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man;[...]

July 27th, 2020 - 2:46 pm § in Politics

GOP Senator describes slavery as “necessary evil”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), a potential future GOP presidential contender, is drawing fire for describing slavery as a “necessary evil,” although he did so in the context of how he believes the Founding Fathers viewed it. He used the words in floor remarks about a bill he introduced to withh[...]

July 24th, 2020 - 1:52 am § in America

251st Anniversary of a Slave Auction

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July 4th, 2020 - 12:28 am § in Hypocrisy

JULY 4 NEWS: Sally Heming’s Bedroom

I very much enjoyed and recommend the novel written about Sally Hemings. In that book  Barbara Chase-Riboud  describes a bedroom Jefferson built in Monticello for the slave paramour.  Archaeologists have now excavated an area of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello mansion that had been used as a[...]

July 26th, 2018 - 9:19 am § in Misc.

July 26: Anniversary of death of last slave.

Daniel Devere FACEBOOK  Cudjo Lewis is considered the last survivor of the last slave ship to enter the United States. Born around 1841 to a Yoruba family in the Banté region of Dahomey (today Benin), he was given the name Oluale Kossola (Kazoola). At age 14, Kossola began his training as a soldi[...]

July 13th, 2018 - 2:35 pm § in Misc.

Coming to America to Learn About Slavery

Chinazor Onianwah  This is shocking. I admire Chimamanda for her success but her revelation that she did not learn about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in high school in Nigeria is shocking to me. I went to high school in Nigeria and I learned everything there was to learn about the slave trade tau[...]