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A trivia question no liberal could ever answer correctly.
Would ruin the point if I said the source ^ | 5-27-10

Posted on 05/26/2010 10:00:48 PM PDT by dangus

Think you're smart enough NOT to fall into the trap of thinking like a liberal racialist? Try this on for size: Name the first African-American senator. He's not who you think. He's not even who you think when I tell you he's not who you think. Answer will be posted in the morning, if no-one gets it by then.


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1 posted on 05/26/2010 10:00:49 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Too easy in this day and age of Google:

Hiram Revels

Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator in 1870. Born in North Carolina in 1827, Revels attended Knox College in Illinois and later served as minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He raised two black regiments during the Civil War and fought at the battle of Vicksburg in Mississippi. The Mississippi state legislature sent him to the U.S. Senate during Reconstruction where he became an outspoken opponent of racial segregation. Although Revels served in the Senate for just a year, he broke new ground for African Americans in Congress. (Photo: Library of Congress)

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/history/h_multi_sections_and_teasers/Photo_Exhibit_African_American_Senators.htm


2 posted on 05/26/2010 10:03:37 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: dangus

Forget his name, but if memory serves it was a Republican elected during reconstruction.


3 posted on 05/26/2010 10:03:44 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: dangus

Hiram Revels (R-MS)


4 posted on 05/26/2010 10:04:09 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: dangus

Who was the first black senator to be elected by popular vote?


5 posted on 05/26/2010 10:04:55 PM PDT by DBrow
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And more at the same link:

Breaking New Ground — African American Senators

To date, six African Americans have served in the United States Senate. In 1870, Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator. Five years later, Blanche K. Bruce of Mississippi took the oath of office. It would be nearly another century, 1967, before Edward Brooke of Massachusetts followed in their historic footsteps. Carol Moseley Braun broke new ground in 1993 becoming the first African American female to serve as U.S. senator. In 2005, Barack Obama of Illinois became the fifth African American to serve and third to be popularly elected. Upon Obama’s resignation to become president, Roland Burris was appointed to fill the vacancy, becoming the sixth African American senator and the third to occupy the same Illinois Senate seat.


6 posted on 05/26/2010 10:05:02 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: SmartInsight

WRONG!

Your source (the U.S. Senate web page) reflects liberal thinking. Google won’t help you. Like I said, it’s not even who you think it is when I tell you it’s not who you think it is.


7 posted on 05/26/2010 10:06:10 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

I promise everyone: you will not disagree with me when I tell you the answer. But it is not Hiram Revels.


8 posted on 05/26/2010 10:07:57 PM PDT by dangus
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To: DBrow

If you think the answer to your own question is Edward Brooks (R-Mass.), you’re wrong.


9 posted on 05/26/2010 10:08:42 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

I noticed you said “Name the first African-American senator.”

You didn’t say “black”.


10 posted on 05/26/2010 10:09:25 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dangus
Who was the first black American Senator to wish he had never heard of that blabber mouth Barbara Walters ?
11 posted on 05/26/2010 10:09:46 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: dangus

must be someone that is from africa but not black.


12 posted on 05/26/2010 10:10:47 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: dangus

Bump for tomorrow.


13 posted on 05/26/2010 10:11:51 PM PDT by tiki
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To: RobRoy

Therese Heinz Kerry is not African-American. She is a European-American who happened to have been born in Africa to European-American parents. I assure you, the person who is the answer to this question comes from a long line of African ancestors.


14 posted on 05/26/2010 10:12:09 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Walkingfeather

That’s gonna be my guess.

Maybe it was Obama. After all, he was both kenyan and american when he was elected senator.

That would make him truly “african american”.


15 posted on 05/26/2010 10:13:34 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Walkingfeather

That’s gonna be my guess.

Maybe it was Obama. After all, he was both kenyan and american when he was elected senator.

That would make him truly “african american”.

The rest are american.


16 posted on 05/26/2010 10:13:47 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

Ha-ha-ha! I give you half a point for cleverness. But that’s not who I meant.


17 posted on 05/26/2010 10:14:41 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Walkingfeather

>>must be someone that is from africa but not black.<,

Or someone who was both african AND american. Which would be Obama...

:)


18 posted on 05/26/2010 10:14:57 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dangus

Dang! I know it has to be a play on words. ;)


19 posted on 05/26/2010 10:15:24 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dangus

Tony Rand


20 posted on 05/26/2010 10:15:39 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: dangus
Well I checked and no senator has ever been born in Africa, many in the Caribbean and Europe but 0 on the African continent.
21 posted on 05/26/2010 10:16:37 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: dangus

Ping


22 posted on 05/26/2010 10:16:53 PM PDT by Bhoy
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To: dangus; DBrow

Edward Brooke.


23 posted on 05/26/2010 10:20:01 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: RobRoy

Not really. I mean, I’m challenging people’s way of thinking, but you’re guess is far more like a play on words than my answer is.


24 posted on 05/26/2010 10:20:14 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Hoodat

Oh, please.


25 posted on 05/26/2010 10:21:04 PM PDT by dangus
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To: SmartInsight
In 1870, Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator. Five years later, Blanche K. Bruce of Mississippi took the oath of office. It would be nearly another century, 1967, before Edward Brooke of Massachusetts followed in their historic footsteps. Carol Moseley Braun broke new ground in 1993 becoming the first African American female to serve as U.S. senator. In 2005, Barack Obama of Illinois became the fifth African American to serve and third to be popularly elected. Upon Obama’s resignation to become president, Roland Burris was appointed to fill the vacancy, becoming the sixth African American senator

Hmm even by this list the first 3 African American senator were Republican and if you ask the question which party has elected the most African American senator that answer would also be Republicans as Roland Burris was appointed

26 posted on 05/26/2010 10:21:42 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: dangus

ping for tomorrow


27 posted on 05/26/2010 10:22:04 PM PDT by unkus
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To: dangus

Here’s a weird hint people: Think of the most prominent ancient Christian saints. Can you name an African saint? No, that has nothing to do with his name, and he’s linked to such a saint only by a minor coincidence which has nothing to do with why I’m asking you all to think of such a saint.


28 posted on 05/26/2010 10:24:49 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Do a Google for Blanche Kelso Bruce ...

BTW, you knew that blanche is French for ‘white.’


29 posted on 05/26/2010 10:25:28 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak the truth, right the wrong, follow the King)
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To: dangus

David Levy Yulee of Florida.


30 posted on 05/26/2010 10:25:33 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Charles Henrickson

YOU WIN!!!!!

VERY IMPRESSIVE.

Folks, David Levy Yulee was born of MOROCCAN parents. He represented Florida between 1845 and 1851.


31 posted on 05/26/2010 10:27:10 PM PDT by dangus
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To: SmartInsight
In 1870, Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator. Five years later, Blanche K. Bruce of Mississippi took the oath of office. It would be nearly another century, 1967, before Edward Brooke of Massachusetts followed in their historic footsteps. Carol Moseley Braun broke new ground in 1993 becoming the first African American female to serve as U.S. senator. In 2005, Barack Obama of Illinois became the fifth African American to serve and third to be popularly elected. Upon Obama’s resignation to become president, Roland Burris was appointed to fill the vacancy, becoming the sixth African American senator

Hmm even by this list the first 3 African American senator were Republican and if you ask the question which party has elected the most African American senator that answer would also be Republicans as Roland Burris was appointed

Now ask which party has elected more Klan member to office we also know that answer and that party begins with a D

In fact has that ever been an elected Republican that was a Klan or Ex Klan member?...I don't know on any off the top of my head

32 posted on 05/26/2010 10:27:15 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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To: dangus

Charles Cathcart. He was born on an Island which is technically part of Africa even though it is a possession of Portugal.


33 posted on 05/26/2010 10:29:05 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: LukeL

The British earl? You royalist, you. Nope. Game’s over. #30 wins it.


34 posted on 05/26/2010 10:31:12 PM PDT by dangus
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To: RobRoy
I noticed you said “Name the first African-American senator.” You didn’t say “black”.

That's the first thing I thought of as well..
For example, Theresa Heinz Kerry is African-American.

35 posted on 05/26/2010 10:31:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Charles Henrickson

Interestingly, David Yale Yulee, though born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, hailed from the city of St. Augustine, named for another overlooked African. (Although, St. Augustine was probably Italian.)


36 posted on 05/26/2010 10:33:38 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus
An American became an African Senator when Liberia became a Republic . I don't have his name ,but I think he is shown here with his son Lamont .


37 posted on 05/26/2010 10:33:42 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Lancey Howard

Game’s over. #30 wins.


38 posted on 05/26/2010 10:34:44 PM PDT by dangus
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To: RobRoy

You’ll agree that calling a Semitic Morroccan, “African-American” isn’t too much of a play on words, right?


39 posted on 05/26/2010 10:36:11 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus; Charles Henrickson

That is hilarious!

Way to go Charles.

And dangus!


40 posted on 05/26/2010 10:37:19 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dangus
Who was the first Jewish Senator ?
41 posted on 05/26/2010 10:37:20 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Grizzled Bear

Self Ping for tomorrow!


42 posted on 05/26/2010 10:38:15 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’m going to remember that name. It blows the lid off what people think is “african american” and if they mean “black” or “negro”, then they should say “black” or “negro”.


43 posted on 05/26/2010 10:38:34 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: kbennkc

David Levy Yulee?


44 posted on 05/26/2010 10:39:41 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: dangus
St. Augustine

Obama

45 posted on 05/26/2010 10:39:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Mind if I ask how you knew?


46 posted on 05/26/2010 10:39:50 PM PDT by dangus
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To: Grizzled Bear

Never mind. Read posts 30 and 31.


47 posted on 05/26/2010 10:40:22 PM PDT by dangus
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To: kbennkc

Both african american and Jewish!. Must have been a distant relative of Sammy Davis Jr.


48 posted on 05/26/2010 10:40:40 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: DBrow
Who was the first black senator to be elected by popular vote?

That is more than likely another Republican, Edward Brooke of Mass.

49 posted on 05/26/2010 10:41:05 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: dangus

He was also the first Jewish Senator.


50 posted on 05/26/2010 10:41:07 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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