Tag Archives: slavery

Kennedy: The Confederacy Should Be “Celebrated”

The Washington Post reports: Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he had a “visceral reaction against” the removal of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s statue in Charlottesville. Speaking to podcast host Tim Pool in a “Timcast IRL” episode Friday, Kennedy — who is mounting a long-shot bid for the White House — said he doesn’t think “it’s a …

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Haley On Slavery Flap: I Had Black Friends Growing Up

“I should have said slavery right off the bat, but if you grow up in South Carolina, literally in second and third grade you learn about slavery. You grow up and you have– you know, I had Black friends growing up. It is a very talked about thing. “We have a big history in South Carolina when it comes to, …

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Walsh: Confederate Soldiers Didn’t Fight For Slavery

“The men from the North thought of themselves as fighting to preserve the Union, and the men from the South thought of themselves as fighting to defend their homeland. And if you were to ask them, if you were to go back in a time machine to 1861 and go up and, you know, walk onto the battlefield — which …

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Haley: Slavery Question Came From “Democrat Plant”

Mediaite reports: Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley defended her curious comments about the cause of the Civil War at a town hall on Wednesday night, claiming in an interview the next morning the question came from a Democrat “plant” who was out to get her. “It was definitely a Democrat plant,” she said. “When asked him, he didn’t want …

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Haley Scrambles: Yes, The Civil War Was About Slavery

The Messenger reports: Nikki Haley is in cleanup mode after her comments at a New Hampshire town hall in which she failed to mention slavery as a reason for the Civil War.Speaking to The Pulse of NH on Thursday, Haley declared to Jack Heath that “of course” the Civil War was about slavery. “Of course the Civil War was about …

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Haley Doesn’t Cite Slavery As Cause Of US Civil War

“I think it always comes down to the role of government and what the rights of the people are. And we will always stand by the fact that I think the government was intended to secure the rights and freedoms of the people. “It was never meant to be all things to all people. Government doesn’t need to tell you …

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Jacksonville Removes Confederate Monument [VIDEO]

Jacksonville’s NBC affiliate reports: Before first light on Wednesday, construction crews began the process of removing a Confederate statue in Springfield Park that has long been the subject of debate in Jacksonville. By 11 a.m., the monument had been taken down. Following a similar process undertaken in 2020 to remove a Confederate statue from what was then known as Hemming …

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DeSantis Calls Reports On FL Slavery Lessons A “Hoax”

The Hill reports: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) defended his state’s updated and controversial Black history curriculum during the second GOP debate, decrying the “hoax that was perpetuated by Kamala Harris” regarding the new educational standards. “So first of all, that’s a hoax that was perpetrated by Kamala Harris. We are not going to be doing that,” DeSantis said when …

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Florida Sought “Opposing Viewpoints” On Slavery

The Miami Herald reports: When Florida rejected a new Advanced Placement course on African American Studies, state officials said they objected to the study of several concepts — like reparations, the Black Lives Matter movement and “queer theory.” But the state did not say that in many instances, its reviewers also made objections in the state’s attempt to sanitize aspects …

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DeSantis Reaffirms Support For Racist Slavery Lessons

NBC News reports: DeSantis has tried to distance himself a bit from the standards, having said last month: “I didn’t do it. I wasn’t involved.” But he has also defended the standards, saying they were “probably going to show some of the folks,” referring to enslaved people, “that eventually parlayed, you know, being a blacksmith into doing things later in …

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NBA Players’ Union Condemns Donation To DeSantis

Sports Illustrated reports: The Orlando Magic’s donation to Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign is receiving negative attention across the league. That reaction comes in official form from the NBPA, the players’ union, which is labeling the support “alarming.” And on a more personal level, it’s coming from players like New Orleans Pelicans forward Larry Nance Jr.. “So the @OrlandoMagic who have …

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Harris Refuses To Debate DeSantis On Slavery [VIDEO]

“Now they attempt to legitimize these unnecessary debates with a proposal that most recently came in of a politically motivated roundtable. Well, I’m here in Florida. I tell you there is no roundtable, no lecture, no invitation we will accept to debate an undeniable fact. There were no redeeming qualities of slavery, right? And as I said last week, when …

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DeSantis: Harris Is Lying About FL’s Slavery Lessons

Florida Politics reports: During an interview with Bret Baier on Fox News “Special Report, DeSantis responded to criticisms from Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, of language in the state’s 216-page set of guidelines governing classroom instruction on Black history that claims slavery conferred benefits to the enslaved. “Kamala Harris got on a jet at …

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FL Paper: DeSantis Revives Slavery’s “Hideous Legacy”

From the board of the South Florida Sun Sentinel: Long before Moms for Liberty, there were the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Their passion and influence kept generations of Southern children ignorant of how slavery had caused the Civil War and how cruel it had been. The “war between the states” was rather over “states’ rights” and tariffs. Confederate soldiers …

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Scott Rips DeSantis On Slavery: There’s No Silver Lining

Politico reports: Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott on Thursday criticized competitor Ron DeSantis on his support for Florida education standards requiring students to be instructed on the “benefits” of slavery. Asked by a POLITICO reporter about the curriculum requirement at a campaign stop outside Des Moines, the South Carolina senator said he hoped that “every person in our country, and …

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Christie Savages DeSantis On Slavery History Lessons

“First of all, ‘I didn’t do it and I’m not involved in it’ are not the words of leadership. You know, look, Governor DeSantis started this fire with the bill that he signed, and now he doesn’t want to take responsibility for whatever is done in the aftermath of it. “And from listening and watching his comments, he’s obviously uncomfortable. …

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20 White Republicans Defend Florida On Slavery Lesson

CNN reports: DeSantis hit back Friday, accusing Harris and Democrats in a tweet of spreading lies “to cover for their agenda” and telling reporters in Utah that the vice president’s criticism of Florida’s Board of Education was “absolutely ridiculous.” Asked by CNN about the benchmark, DeSantis deflected. “You should talk to them about it. I didn’t do it. I wasn’t …

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Harris Rebukes Florida Over History Lessons On Slavery

Reuters reports: Vice President Kamala Harris criticized Florida “extremists” on Friday for backing educational guidelines that taught “revisionist history” about slavery in the United States. Florida’s board of education approved new guidelines this week with “benchmark clarifications,” including one for middle school students that states “instruction includes how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their …

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Prager Boasts That Slaves Were Allowed To Have Kids

Dennis Prager, whose PragerU YouTube channel has over three million subscribers, wants you to know that slavery wasn’t so bad in the United States: It’s a very distressing thing what is being done here. The hatred of America and of capitalism is what animates the entire slave narrative in your kid’s college. Yes, Corey glossed over that the US ended …

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Virginia Judge Cites Slavery Law: Embryos Are Property

The Associated Press reports: Frozen human embryos can legally be considered property, or “chattel,” a Virginia judge has ruled, basing his decision in part on a 19th century law governing the treatment of slaves. The preliminary opinion by Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Richard Gardiner – delivered in a long-running dispute between a divorced husband and wife – is being …

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