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KCT
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Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
I just have one question:

Other than pandering for votes, what possible purpose is being served by this?

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In a Baptist church in Beaufort, the Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman met with leaders of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, a culture of coastal slave descendants whose separation from the mainland allowed them to retain much of their African heritage, including a unique dialect and skills such as cast-net fishing and basket weaving.
O’Rourke, addressing questions on topics including health care, housing affordability and education, acknowledged what he identified as his own struggle with not knowing enough about the history of slavery in the United States and its ongoing ramifications.
“White Americans do not know this story,” O’Rourke said, noting that until a tour of the church’s grounds, he hadn’t known anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman had lived in the area.

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bmy
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Gonna go with pandering for votes. Politicians gonna politician.


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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
So he's here to whiteman-splain to us?


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The Levee
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Yeah exactly, because we had NOTHING to do with it and have ZERO experiences with slavery.


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genuineLSUtiger
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
So if we don't know it how does he and what is it?
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Kafka
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
One thing I do know:

I wish there had never been any slaves in America


tiggerthetooth
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Yes, explain it to us Beto. Your societal contributions are innumerable, and your wisdom is boundless compared to us common white folk.


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bmy
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Slavery is old news and if they were smart dems would pivot to the atrocities during the civil rights movement and injustices that came after.

Just over 50 years ago is far more relevant


TrueTiger
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
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Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery


Who has been in control of pubic education for decades Mr. Beta???


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willymeaux
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Beto? Oh yeah I forgot he's running...


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ApexTiger
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
quote:

what possible purpose is being served by this?


I'd like to ask Beto if he's look at the thousands of photos and videos of world war 1 and 2?

because it's 96% young whites who died in the battle field fighting to save the world from communism and to protect freedom we enjoy today

Whites died in the civil war also...like 95% on both sides...

My point is, whites are an important vital fabric of American history...our education system is trying real hard to rewrite history

no matter the race today, whites saved the world and America...this a fact...so stop hating on us for our skin color

so get out of here with this "let me educate you on slavery" business..

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Bulldogblitz
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
I've never owned a slave.
I've never been a slave.
I've never met a slave.
I've never met a slave owner.

Catch me up...where can I find either group in the US.


TrueTiger
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
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no matter the race today, whites saved the world and America


Does Beta know who led the worldwide movement to abolish slavery?

Hint:

Not Africans

Not Muslims

Not Asians


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narddogg81
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
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Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
that's true. Most Americans don't know that virtually all blacks sold and shipped to the Americas were originally enslaved by other African blacks, and pretty much every West African tribe participated. So every black person in the us, unless they immigrated after the slave trade was abolished, has slaver ancestors. This is a massively higher proportion than white Americans, many of which have ancestors that didn't immigrate until after the civil war, or were poor Southerners who never owned a slave. The other unknown part of the story is that the calamity of the civil way destroyed pretty much all the wealth from slavery, and anything that was left was stolen and shipped up north. Oh and half a million white dudes, most of whom had nothing to do with it, died horribly.
I don't know why people are still taking about American slavery in 2019. There are like 50 million people enslaved right now, almost all of them in Africa by Africans, or in the middle East
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REBSontheRISE
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
hot sause


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SDVTiger
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Isnt this idiot polling the same as Gillibrand


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Lawyered
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
I don’t get the benefit of bringing this up.. yes slavery was a horrible atrocity here and ongoing worldwide..

That said... I thought the US was supposed to be moving forward from this terrible time instead of dwelling on the past


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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Slavery was a tragedy, but we owe a lot of southern culture to the black community.


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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
frickin clown is scary stupid


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Bass Tiger
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re: Beto: White Americans Don't Know Full Story of Slavery
Gun Totin Kaitlin Bennett has the answer for Beatoffs white guilt...voluntary reparations, yeah, it’s absurdly hilarious!

Gun Totin Kaitlin Bennett has the answer to residual white guilt from slavery


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