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progressoid

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20. And then we have, "Ten conservatives who have praised slavery"
Sat Apr 21, 2018, 07:50 AM
Apr 2018

1. Pat Buchanan. In his essay “A Brief for Whitey,” Buchanan suggested that slavery was a net positive, saying that,“America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.”

2. & 3. Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. Bob Vander Plaats, the leader of the arch-conservative Family Leader, a religious organization that opposes same-sex marriage, got GOP presidential candidates Bachmann and Santorum to sign his pledge asserting that life for African-Americans was better during the era of slavery: “A child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”

4. Art Robinson. Robinson was a publisher and a GOP candidate for congress in Oregon. One of the books he published included this evaluation of life under slavery: “The negroes on a well-ordered estate, under kind masters, were probably a happier class of people than the laborers upon any estate in Europe.”

5. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson. Peterson is a conservative preacher who articulated this bit of gratitude: “Thank God for slavery, because if not, the blacks who are here would have been stuck in Africa.”

...https://www.salon.com/2012/10/12/ten_conservatives_who_have_praised_slavery/

School responds to assignment asking students to list 'positives' of slavery oberliner Apr 2018 #1
Thank you Michael Harriot! ProudLib72 Apr 2018 #2
Yes, that got me too. mountain grammy Apr 2018 #4
At First, I Missed The By-Line ProfessorGAC Apr 2018 #21
I want to know tnlurker Apr 2018 #3
Charter school. Surprised ? n/t jaysunb Apr 2018 #5
History is being reworked in Texas Major Nikon Apr 2018 #6
That revisionism -- that the Civil War was about states' rights, not slavery, has been going on PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2018 #13
Yeah, about the time of the Civil Rights Movement Major Nikon Apr 2018 #16
Probably ask Glen Beck rpannier Apr 2018 #17
I just can't, Does that teacher have rocks for a brain? tulipsandroses Apr 2018 #7
I bet the teacher watches Fox sharedvalues Apr 2018 #12
Hey, Randy Newman wrote a song about edhopper Apr 2018 #8
A better scenario, science fiction, not history would be: rusty quoin Apr 2018 #9
Texas gets the biggest say in what textbooks are used all across the country world wide wally Apr 2018 #10
GOP teacher? Watches Fox? sharedvalues Apr 2018 #11
It's not just about history...it's also about the here and now since slavery is still going on. Kirk Lover Apr 2018 #14
On that note loyalsister Apr 2018 #23
Can I list a positive impact of slavery? Cracklin Charlie Apr 2018 #15
This is the second (at least) time a similar assignment has been posted to DU Ms. Toad Apr 2018 #18
It grew the Baptist, Methodist & Presbyterian Churches, who promoted Southern Paternalism. TheBlackAdder Apr 2018 #19
And then we have, "Ten conservatives who have praised slavery" progressoid Apr 2018 #20
There must have been many positive aspects - slavery lasted for several thousand years FarCenter Apr 2018 #22
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