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Some Republicans are not even trying to hide their racism and white supremacy.   Hugs

Cotton: Founders Viewed Slavery As “Necessary Evil”

“The 1619 Project is left-wing propaganda. It’s revisionist history at its worst. It won’t be much money. But even a penny is too much to go to the 1619 Project in our public schools. The New York Times should not be teaching American history to our kids.

“We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country.

“As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.” – Sen. Tom Cotton, speaking to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

ABC News reports:

Cotton’s bill, if passed, would direct the Department of Education to determine which schools were using writings from the 1619 project in classrooms and reduce federal funding in a manner that reflects any “cost associated with teaching the 1619 Project, including in planning time and teaching time.”

A report from the nonprofit Pulitzer Center, which awarded Hannah-Jones its annual Pulitzer Prize for her work on the 1619 project, says on its website that teachers in all 50 states have accessed educational materials related to the project’s reporting.

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3 thoughts on “Cotton: Founders Viewed Slavery As “Necessary Evil”

  1. Keith says:

    Scottie, this may be most inane thing this Senator has chosen to say. And, he had a hand in unwinding the DACA legalization for $25 billion in wall money deal the president made with Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin. That was the day of the s**thole countries remark.

    Cotton can kiss his presidential hopes good bye in 2024 with this career limiting remark. His opponent need only put up his words on this subject.


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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Keith. Unfortunately there are still a lot of people who support racism and white supremacy. Cotton will still have a lot of fawning supporters. IMO. Hugs


      1. Keith says:

        Scottie, they do exist, but at what percentage? I mentioned this novel I am reading that looks first person into the mind of a white supremacist. One of his goals in his organization is to make it seem there are more of them than there are to cause anxiety. Setting that aside, the hate groups being tracked that are white supremacists outnumber all other hate groups be a significant margin, on the magnitude of 900 to 100. So, is the percentage in America 5%, 10% or 15%? Whatever it is, it is an educated guess this percentage is voting for Trump and folks like Cotton. So, that small percentage, let’s say it is 10% of Americans, is about 25% of his base, and that is not inconsequential. Keith

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