Posts Tagged ‘history

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Aug
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August 28th

Tonight on OWN at 7PM EST/6PM CST

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Aug
17

Melvinia To Michelle

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Nov
16

ObamaCare Sets A New Record

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Sep
16

Change You Can See, Feel, and Believe

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Mar
16

Cuba: Picture And Tweet Of The Day

President Barack Obama smiles next to a painting of President Abraham Lincoln at Havana's City Museum during a visit to Old Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Obama's trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro's ambitious effort to restore normal relations between their countries. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

President Barack Obama smiles next to a painting of President Abraham Lincoln at Havana’s City Museum during a visit to Old Havana, Cuba

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20
Mar
16

The First Family Tours Old Havana

U.S. President Barack Obama waves to reporters while taking part in a walking tour including the Museum of the City of Havana, in Havana, Cuba March 20, 2016. Also pictured are historian Eusebio Leal (L) and Obama's daughter Sasha Obama (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama waves while taking part in a walking tour including the Museum of the City of Havana, in Havana, Cuba

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U.S. President Barack Obama smiles at reporters as he takes part in a walking tour including the Museum of the City of Havana, in Havana, Cuba March 20, 2016. Also pictured is Obama's daughter Sasha Obama (R). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, visit la Catedral de La Habana in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Obama's trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro's ambitious effort to restore normal relations between their countries. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

The First Family visit la Catedral de La Habana

(L to R) U.S. President Barack Obama, his daughter Sasha and first lady Michelle Obama tour the Museum of the City of Havana in Havana, Cuba March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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Sep
15

A Historian Schools Joe Scarborough

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08
Feb
15

A Tweet Or Two

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Gladiators? You know exactly what this Scandal moment means 🙂

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Feb
15

A Tweet Or Two

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What no white parent will ever have to tell his/her child. Every Black parent and child knows these 10 rules. The video chokes you up for its 100% rawness and truth

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Be polite and respectful when stopped by the police. Do not, under any circumstances, get into an argument with the police. Keep your hands in plain sight. Make sure the police can see your hands at all times. Stay calm and remain in control. Watch your words, body language and emotions. “Your goal is to get home safely.”

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“But I know that there is a failed presidential candidate and an RNC chairman from the past who have criticized us,” Schultz said. “But I don’t have a response to either of those two people.”

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10
Apr
14

When history is inconvenient, rewrite it

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The above is an actual quote by Heritage Foundation president and Teabagger extraordinaire Jim DeMint, formerly of the Senate until he found a way to make more money off the rubes principled conservatives.

Yes, the slaves were eventually freed because, according to DeMint’s conflation of history, it was in the Constitution that “all men are created equal and have inalienable rights”. They were also freed due to the efforts of William Wilberforce, noted English anti-slavery campaigner, who just happened to die in 1833, thirty years before the Emancipation Proclamation and the `13th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution. Government had no role in the freeing of the slaves. It was all people power!

But, wait, why did we need amendments to the Constitution if the freedom of slaves was in it from the start? Because, of course, nothing of the kind was in the Constitution. Slavery was allowed to continue, and the slaves were counted as three-fifths of a person for purposes of the census. I’m sure they were very glad to know that not only were they not full human beings under the Constitution, but that even that diminution of their humanity allowed slave states to have an outsized influence in Congress, since those slaves counted towards apportionment of House seats.

The fact is that history doesn’t look too kindly on the successors to those slave holders. They are, rather correctly, excoriated.

Continue reading ‘When history is inconvenient, rewrite it’




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