Tag Archives: slavery

Trump Lavishes Praise On Monuments To Racism

The New York Times reports: Under fire for defending racist activist groups, President Trump said on Twitter on Thursday that he was “sad” to see United States’ history torn apart by the removal of “our beautiful statues and monuments,” echoing a popular refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. Officials in several states have called …

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Fox New Guest: The Confederate Flag And The Rainbow Flag Stand For “Exactly The Same Thing” [VIDEO]

According to right wing nutjob Star Parker, the Confederate flag and the rainbow flag both stand for “exactly the same thing.” No, really. The HuffPost has the quote: “But you know what’s really interesting and really incredibly ironic here is the same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that …

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Scaramucci Compares Battle To Repeal Obamacare To Abraham Lincoln’s Fight To End Slavery [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The new head of communications at the White House brought up Abraham Lincoln’s struggle to end slavery when asked about the difficulty Donald Trump has faced in trying to repeal Barack Obama’s healthcare legislation. In his first UK television interview, Anthony Scaramucci said Trump would push through the abolition of the healthcare plan, despite opposition in Congress. …

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ALABAMA: Removing Confederate Monuments Illegal Under New Law, SPLC Blasts It As White Supremacy

Law News reports: It is called the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act of 2017. Signed this week by Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, it clamps down how whether people can move or change monuments in the state. No mention of the Confederacy is made in the law, but critics say it is meant to help glorify the South’s problematic past. This …

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GOP US House Candidate: If Confederate Monuments Come Down, So Must Slavery Memorials [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A South Carolina candidate for US Congress, who has been criticized for using the 2015 killings of nine black church members in a campaign advert, has said the removal of a Confederate monument in the state should be matched by the removal of a memorial to African American slaves. Sheri Few, who is running for South Carolina’s …

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Ben Carson Doubles-Down On “Immigrant” Slaves

The Hill reports: Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson doubled-down Monday on his description of slaves as immigrants, arguing that the label fits anyone who comes into a country from the outside – even “involuntary immigrants.” “I think people need to actually look up the word immigrant,” Carson said. “Whether you’re voluntary or involuntary, if you come from the …

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Dr. Stabby: Harriet Tubman Would Turn Over In Her Grave Over Being Made The Face Of Debt Slavery

“Harriet Tubman would likely be turning over in her grave if she knew she would be the new face of American debt slavery. She would revile the cheap trick being pulled on African Americans in getting them to support this nearly bankrupt symbol of American debt. It is amazing how, just as the currency dwindles down to near worthlessness – …

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Greta Van Susteren: Stupid Obama Administration Is Dividing The Country With Harriet Tubman Bill [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps the clip below: Fox’s Greta Van Susteren ended her show tonight by going on a mini-rant about how the government is “dividing the country” by putting Harriet Tubman on the $20. Wait, what? Yes, Van Susteren tonight said the Obama administration “went stupid” by creating a “completely unnecessary fight” by kicking Andrew Jackson off the bill. Greta: “Give …

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Harriet Tubman To Boot Andrew Jackson From $20 Bill

Politico has the scoop: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Wednesday will announce a decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and put leaders of the movement to give women the right to vote on the back of the bill, sources tell POLITICO. Treasury will also announce that it plans to replace former President Andrew Jackson …

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TRAILER: The Birth Of A Nation

Empire recaps: After years working as a jobbing actor, Nate Parker has turned writer, director, producer and star for what is being praised as a storming debut behind the camera. The first teaser trailer for The Birth Of A Nation is now online. Following an incredibly successful premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the drama was quickly snapped by …

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Harlem Hate Pastor: Confederates Were Biblically Correct About Slavery

“The south was right! They were noble! They were biblical! They were righteous! They had states’ rights! They were RIGHT! The north was and remains wrong to this very day.” (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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George Takei Raises Eyebrows With “Blackface” Comment About Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Via The Hill: Actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is slamming Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after his dissent to last week’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide claimed that the government can neither give nor take away human dignity. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry,” the former “Star Trek” …

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Southern Baptist Leader Russell Moore: Take Down The Confederate Battle Flag

“The Confederate Battle Flag may mean many things, but with those things it represents a defiance against abolition and against civil rights. The symbol was used to enslave the little brothers and sisters of Jesus, to bomb little girls in church buildings, to terrorize preachers of the gospel and their families with burning crosses on front lawns by night. That …

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Southern Baptists Issue Call For Civil Disobedience Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Southern Baptist Convention closed out this week’s annual meeting by issuing a formal call for civil disobedience against same-sex marriage. The statement was issued jointly by current SBC president Ronnie Floyd and 16 former SBC presidents. As Southern Baptist Christians, we are committed to Biblical faith and ethics. As a result, this body of Believers stands on the authority …

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Southern Baptists Head: God Will Punish Us If We Don’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

“While some evangelicals may be bowing down to the deception of the inclusiveness of same-sex marriage, we will not bow down nor will we be silent. We do not need to redefine what God Himself has defined already. America – we stand believing that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. …

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NOM Money Begs On Slavery

Today’s money beg from Brian Brown: The Dred Scott decision was wrong on so many levels that it’s difficult to cover them all in this email. But the most important thing to realize about the decision is that it ignored both natural law and the principles of the American founding to impose a political ideology on the country. Does that …

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Wingnuts: Gay Marriage Is Like Slavery

Founded by former NOM chairman Robert George, the Witherspoon Institute today argues that the Supreme Court’s Windsor ruling is just like Dred Scott, the infamous 1857 ruling which held that African-Americans could not be considered citizens. From their site Public Discourse: In legal form and substance, the decisions in Windsor and Dred Scott are surprisingly parallel. Windsor involved a same-sex …

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MAP: What EU Nations Are Worst At

The categories for France, Denmark. and Romania are really dumb compared to the seriousness of the others. Visit Thrillist for a breakdown. A huge version of the map is here. (Via JMG reader Aaron)

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Thanks, Christian White Men

In April, Truth Revolt writer Andrew Klavan declared that gays should thank Jesus for giving us our civil rights. Today he says that we should thank all Christian white men for…well, basically everything.

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Black Pastors Compare Same-Sex Marriage To Slavery, Segregation, & The KKK

Jeremy Hooper writes at Good As You: The Coalition of African-American Pastors is intimately aligned with the National Organization For Marriage (CAAP head William Owens is listed as NOM’s religious liaison) and is one of the co-sponsors of NOM’s upcoming March For Marriage. Now look on as this organization helps NOM in its stated goal to “drive a wedge between …

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