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Larry David discovers he had slave owning and Confederate ancestors
http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/10/larry_david_finding_your_roots.html

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"Curb Your Enthusiasm" actor/comedian Larry David said he was taken aback by discovering ancestors who owned slaves in antebellum Alabama, according to a story by USA Today.


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An arm of his family apparently settled in what is now the Birmingham area, according to a story by The Associated Press, during the 1840s. His great-grandfather owned two slaves and fought for the Confederacy.

David, who plays Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live, also found out he is actually related to Sanders.


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He is a racist and needs to pay reparations

I will say about 600 million of them because he would have never been successful if not for being white


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My family utilized all the family tracing services availbale and my ancestors came from England and landed in Bama.. fought for the CSA.. I feel no shame.

Pride.

Slavery is and was abhorrent, but I am proud of my forefathers.
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His great-grandfather owned two slaves and fought for the Confederacy.


Shouldn't he have known who his own parent's grandparents were roughly?


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Could have been worse.


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Rougarou13
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I’ve got an application for the Sons of Confederate Veterans he can use.


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Brosef Stalin
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There were jews in the Confederacy? I thought they were a bunch of racist nazis?


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I would much rather find out that I was related to Confederate soldiers than Bernie Sanders,


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His ancestors were a buncha late bloomers. Pffft.

My 1st ancestor in the America's back in the mid-late 1600's had a slave. In his will he set her and her kids up with a house, a stream of income, and sets of papers declaring their freedom.

If I remember correctly, he died in 1692, thus making his slaves' and their descendants free citizens of the Crown almost 100 years before there even was a United States of America.


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Welp, so much for his statue.


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TupeloTiger
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MY mother-in-law did my ancestry and she traced my family back to Holland to New York to Kentucky to Louisiana. They had no slaves and did fight for the South in La. in the Red River campaign and east Texas near Shreveport. No slaves. We farmed and raised chickens,hogs ,and cattle to sell for meat to the public. That led to grocery stores for about 100 years in NE Louisiana.


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re: Larry David discovers he had slave owning and Confederate ancestors
This would make one helluva funny episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm if he could put aside his leftist politics and have fun with it.


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My people moved into Nova Scotia after the Cajuns were kicked out. We didn’t move into America until after the Civial War. Am I still a racist?


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A fricking white male!


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I am assuming he is only part Jewish. And, by the way, there were a few Jews in the Confederate government and approximately 10,000 Jewish soldiers fighting for the south.


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There were jews in the Confederacy? I thought they were a bunch of racist nazis?




Judah P Benjamin was easily the most competent member of the CSA Administration. Arguably, the only one.


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mdw1969
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Damn Yankee.


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mtntiger
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So fricking what? As long as Larry David isn't a slave-owner, what's the problem?

After my mom passed away in January, we found all kinds of family stuff she had hidden away. Come to find out, one of my great grandfathers was a sheriff and leader of the local KKK. I found it interesting, but I bear no shame for what he did. Has no bearing on my life whatsoever.


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