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Trump Was Trump At African American History Museum

The Washington Post reports: In his upcoming memoir, newly appointed Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III describes the private tour he gave President Trump of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, recalling that Trump’s reaction to the Dutch role in the global slave trade was, “You know, they love me in the Netherlands.” Before the president-elect arrived, …

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GOP NH State Rep: Slavery Wasn’t Based On Racism

USA Today reports: A New Hampshire lawmaker came under fire this week for claiming American slavery was based on economics, not racism. Republican state Rep. Werner Horn stated his case in a now-deleted Facebook post, then reaffirmed his position in multiple interviews with media outlets. Horn initially drew attention for his comments in a Facebook post by former state House …

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GOP Tennessee Gov Honors Early KKK Grand Wizard

The Tennessean reports: Gov. Bill Lee has proclaimed Saturday as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee, a day of observation to honor the former Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader whose bust is on display in the state Capitol. Per state law, the Tennessee governor is tasked with issuing proclamations for six separate days of special observation, three …

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Mitch McConnell: Slavery Reparations Aren’t A “Good Idea” Because We’ve Already Elected A Black President

“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea. We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, we’ve elected an African-American president. “We’ve had waves of immigrants, as well, who have come …

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Pat Buchanan: Reparations Are Unnecessary, 620K Died In The Civil War And There Were Only 600K Slaves

“In the whole period of slavery, I think you had 600,000 people brought to the United States under involuntary servitude, or slavery, and 620,000 died in the Civil War. So, the expiation, I think, was done, you know. But I will say this, I mean, the whole idea of this — this will just rip the country apart. But before …

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Southern Baptists Issue “Lament” On Racist Past

The Washington Post reports: More than two decades after the Southern Baptist Convention — the country’s second-largest faith group — apologized to African Americans for its active defense of slavery in the 1800s, its flagship seminary on Wednesday released a stark report further delineating its ties to institutionalized racism. The year-long study by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary found that …

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FLORIDA: Media Surfaces 2011 Book By Ron DeSantis In Which He Excuses Slavery, Attacks Women’s Rights

The Miami New Times reports: Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis’ 2011 tome, Dreams From Our Founding Fathers, is terrible. It’s a book-long screed from the then-Tea Party candidate, in which DeSantis screams at President Barack Obama for 286 pages, implies he is a closet Marxist, and at one point writes that Obama has “Muslim roots.” The book sucks because it …

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Kanye West Calls For Abolishing The 13th Amendment

Yahoo News reports: Kanye West has been having a very Kanye West 24 hours. He performed as a giant Perrier bottle on Saturday Night Live, then was cut off at the end of the show during an impromptu pro-Trump speech to awkward silence and a scattered mixture of boos and applause. Which President Trump praised on Twitter. Head spinning yet? …

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TMZ Host Rips Kayne West: He’s An Under-Medicated Mentally Unstable Megalomaniac, Not In His Right Mind

The Wrap reports: TMZ executive producer and host Charles Latibeaudiere called out Kanye West as “an under-medicated, mentally unstable megalomaniac” after the rapper said slavery was “a choice” in an interview on Tuesday. “Since so many of you asked,” Latibeaudiere wrote in a series of tweets. “Yes, I was pissed about a lot of Kanye’s comments… especially the s— about …

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State TV Praises Kanye West: Good For Him [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Kanye West appeared on TMZ for a live-streamed meltdown on Tuesday, ranting at the online tabloid’s staffers about his support for President Donald Trump, belief that slavery is “a choice,” and opioid abuse that followed a liposuction procedure. Brian Kilmeade noted the controversy surrounding West’s slavery remarks, and Steve Doocy quoted his comments that there is a “class …

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Kayne West: Slavery Was A Choice [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: The same day that Kanye West released a reflective two-hour interview with Charlamagne the God, he also visited TMZ for a live interview that appeared to be wildly different. The rapper drew tremendous ire for his flippant comments about the history of American slavery. “When you hear about slavery for 400 years: For 400 years, that sounds …

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CNN’s Ed Martin: The Senate Won’t Be Voting On Slavery So It Doesn’t Matter If Roy Moore Wants It Back

“He’s getting elected to the Senate. When he gets to the Senate, he’s going to have to vote on things. And slavery’s not going to be voted on in the Senate, and it’s not — neither is homosexuality. And here’s the thing. Let’s be clear because it’s such a slur against him. What he said was families still loved each …

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Roy Moore: America Was Last Great During Slavery

Newsweek reports: Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s, apparently believes America was a better place at a time when slavery was still legal. At a campaign event earlier this year, an audience member asked Moore for his opinion on when the last time America was …

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John Kelly Attributes Civil War To “Lack Of Compromise” – Says He’ll Never Apologize To Dem Rep [VIDEO]

Politico reports: White House chief of staff John Kelly defended his criticism of Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) on Monday night by continuing to insist she was insensitive and self-congratulatory during a ceremony to dedicate an FBI building in Florida. “Well, I’ll go back and talk about … her comments and at the reception afterwards,” Kelly told Fox News host Laura …

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Trump Hails “Great Heritage” Of The Confederacy In Tweets Slamming Dem Candidate For Virginia Governor

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday again weighed into the Virginia governor’s race, arguing Republican nominee Ed Gillespie “will be a great governor” and slamming Gillespie’s Democratic opponent. Trump has previously tweeted support for Gillespie, who is running against Lt. Gov. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) in the Nov. 7 election. Northam quickly fired back, pointing to service in …

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Roy Moore: Same-Sex Marriage Is Worse Than Slavery

Talking Points Memo reports: Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore said late last year that the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage was “even worse” than the notorious 1857 Dred Scott ruling that upheld slavery. Moore, a hard-right former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, has twice been removed from office for refusing to follow the rule of law — the …

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CNN Remembers The Times Roy Moore’s Hate Group Hosted Celebrations Of The Pro-Slavery Confederacy

CNN reports: Pro-Confederate activists twice held events to commemorate Alabama’s 1861 secession from the United States at the headquarters of the foundation led at the time by Roy Moore, the new Republican nominee for US Senate. The events, held at the Foundation for Moral Law’s building in 2009 and 2010, promoted a history of the Civil War sympathetic to the …

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VIRGINIA: GOP Appears To Level Race Traitor Charge Against Democrat For Opposing Monuments To Slavery

The Daily Beast reports: The Virginia Republican Party on Wednesday essentially deemed the state’s lieutenant governor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam a race traitor for his call to remove Confederate monuments. Northam discovered earlier this year that his ancestors on Virginia’s Eastern Shore owned slaves. Several months later, he called for the relocation of Confederate statues to museums. Northam …

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Mike Pence: I Believe In More Monuments [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday that the United States should be building more monuments around the country, not tearing them down. Pence was asked on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning whether he supported local municipalities around the country in their efforts to remove Confederate statues in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and …

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Former Trump Spox Katrina Pierson Calls Slavery “Good History” In Wildly Off The Rails Fox Segment [VIDEO]

Former Trump campaign spokesperson and convicted shoplifter Katrina Pierson has (for the moment, at least) reclaimed her title as the nation’s most idiotic Republican after literally calling slavery “good history” during an off-the-rails segment on Fox News today. The Daily Beast reports: It all started with a debate over House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s push to remove Confederate monuments from …

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