Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Northam Calls Slaves ‘Indentured Servants from Africa’
ntknetwork ^ | 2-10-19 | NTK Staff

Posted on 02/10/2019 6:37:02 PM PST by NoLibZone

"Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort," Northam said

Embattled Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam (D-VA), referred to people that came to America as slaves from Africa as “indentured servants from Africa” during an interview with CBS News’ Gayle King on Sunday.

Northam sat down with King for his first interview since the Virginian-Pilot published a photo from Northam’s medical school yearbook showing “two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.”

King asked Northam where he would like to begin, pointing out that it had been a difficult week for the people of Virginia.

“Well, it has been a difficult week, and you know if you look at Virginia’s history, we’re now at the 400-year anniversary. Just 90 miles from here in 1619, the first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores in Ole Point Comfort, what we call now Fort Monroe,” Northam said

“Also known as slavery,” King interjected.

(Excerpt) Read more at ntknetwork.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: africa; california; cbs; dukeuniversity; fortmonroe; gayleking; getoffmylawnfreepers; justinfairfax; kukluxklan; meredithwatson; metoo; northam; olepointcomfort; ralphnortham; rationalization; revisionism; seebs; sidebarabuse; slavery; vanessatyson; virginia; whatshisfrnick; whitesupremacy
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 121-140141-160161-180 ... 261 next last
To: gleeaikin

The huge difference is that the Africans didn’t volunteer for indentured servitude.


141 posted on 02/11/2019 9:31:37 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Being woke means you can be nasty and hateful and use and racist slurs but feel morally superior.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 97 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

He obviously thinks it means the same thing as “slaves.” Cut him a break!


142 posted on 02/11/2019 9:40:44 AM PST by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

No Republican would survive 24 hours having uttered such an absurdity.


143 posted on 02/11/2019 9:50:07 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: arthurus

The first “boatload” were slaves who were pirated from a spanish slave ship, and brought to virginia and sold.

They were not the first slaves in virginia either, but history is not “our” strong suit.


144 posted on 02/11/2019 9:50:51 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Pelham

This is only partially correct; the blacks had not voluntarily signed on, they were actually pirated from a slave ship.

Virginia had no active slave trade, but the black angolans were used to barter for provisions.

There are questions about whether the Virginian’s who were part of this trade saw the men as “slaves”, or even as “black”. But from the Angolan perspective, they were slaves, forcibly removed from their country.

They simply were less oppressed, having been “rescued” by the pirates and relocated to a slightly more hospitable group of people than where they were being taken.

They also weren’t the first blacks to be forcibly brought to this country, or to virginia.


145 posted on 02/11/2019 9:55:34 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: plain talk

being “treated like” is not the same as “being”.

They did not sign up for it; they were forced into the situation, which made them slaves. That they only were slaves for a period of time makes them less oppressed, but not free.


146 posted on 02/11/2019 9:57:09 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

Alright. Let’s not jump into the stupidity game alongside the race-obsessed Dems.

History is not clear on the specifics of the Africans arriving in Virginia in 1619. And their were plenty of indentured servants arriving among the white folks.

1. It is NOT the merits of what Northam did or didn’t do.
2. It IS the media’s reaction to what Northam did or didn’t do.

Let’s not get distracted.
And let’s not forget that Northam is a baby butcher. As is the entire Democratic Party and all our neighbors who vote for them.


147 posted on 02/11/2019 9:57:41 AM PST by mbarker12474
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pelham
On FR, we can argue about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.

The sound of the guns is over on Twitter. The Lefties on Twitter have a mean IQ of 85. I like to keep it simple for them. ;-)

148 posted on 02/11/2019 10:33:14 AM PST by an amused spectator (Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer's p*ssboy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 98 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

he is the biggest Goober since Goober


149 posted on 02/11/2019 11:20:05 AM PST by Dont tread and Live (waso)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SisterK

the guys a doctor on top of everything....what freakin school did he go to? complete asshole dem goober liberal muther tucker......lol


150 posted on 02/11/2019 11:32:28 AM PST by Dont tread and Live (waso)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 134 | View Replies]

To: Dave W; All
Whether Northam is "technically correct" or not, this fact is indisputable:

From a political standpoint, he is DUMBER than your proverbial "Box of Rocks". He is the walking-talking-breathing example of an individual that Bugs Bunny once described thusly:


151 posted on 02/11/2019 11:40:37 AM PST by Simon Foxx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 48 | View Replies]

To: CharlesWayneCT

The arrivals in 1619 were not sold as “slaves” but as indentured servants which was slavery for a usually 7 year period and could be extended if the servant ran away or was caught up was caught up in some other infraction but it was not officially slavery.


152 posted on 02/11/2019 12:35:12 PM PST by arthurus (u4456)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 144 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

This man, Northam, is a total racist idiot and a disgrace to Virginia.


153 posted on 02/11/2019 2:26:06 PM PST by miserare ( Indict Hillary!ve been taken over by lesbians and feminazis. It is no longer a benign institution)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Simon Foxx

Agreed. Trying to diffentiate to the average TV viewer between an indentured servant and a slave is a non starter. I’m just glad and relieved he’s a democrat. In fact, I’m thrilled. All my leftist coworkers are speechless since they usually have fun skewering republicans.


154 posted on 02/11/2019 3:03:44 PM PST by Dave W
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 151 | View Replies]

To: kalee

Bookmark


155 posted on 02/11/2019 3:11:57 PM PST by nnn0jeh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: SuperLuminal
One of my great-grandmothers came over here from Rheinpfalz in 1870 on an indenture contract to an undertaker.

I don't know much about it, but the story is that after working at the funeral home without pay, just room and board (how many years I do not know) she absconded with the man she loved --- a wine and beer-barrel maker, (also from Rhineland-Palatinate) and they went to another state and got married.

Don't know why she was never caught. I'm pretty sure that legally she could have been dragged back to her employer or imprisoned.

It has all the elements of a happy story, though. True love, a thrilling escape, and beer.

156 posted on 02/11/2019 5:33:00 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (In Heaven there is no beer --- that's why we drink it here.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: frank ballenger

I’m going to have to chew on that one for a while.


157 posted on 02/11/2019 6:05:55 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 137 | View Replies]

To: Pelham; TigersEye
And in fact he never freed a slave in the North.

In fact, President Lincoln put his full political weight behind the passage and ratification of the 13th amendment. It was one of his very highest priorities in his second term - even personally signed it even though that is not a requirement. That amendment abolished slavery in the entire United States, including the slave states that had not joined the Confederacy.

Whigs were the party from which the Republicans arose. John Tyler, 10th US President and member of the Confederate Congress, had been a Whig. As had John C Calhoun, maybe the most significant Antebellum statesman in the country.

Uh, no, that is not even close to being true. The Republican Party did not arise from the Whig Party - completely distinct organizations. Former Whigs were just one of many groups that joined to form the new Republican Party - another major group was also the former Free Soil party members. The party was indeed founded primarily on the abolitionist movement despite your comments to the contrary.

John Tyler was a party hopper - a long time Democrat that was hardly ever a loyal Whig and certainly never, ever a Republican...his worst political battles as President were with other Whigs who even tried to impeach him - in fact he was expelled from the Whig Party and he endorsed a Democrat to succeed him as President. John C. Calhoun died before the Republican Party was ever formed and was in fact a Democrat and only briefly associated with the Whig Party when his former Nullifiers associated with it. There is nothing that even remotely links either of these men to the Republican Party.

158 posted on 02/11/2019 6:07:37 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 95 | View Replies]

To: Mrs. Don-o
"One of my great-grandmothers came over here from Rheinpfalz in 1870 on an indenture contract to an undertaker."

Have a couple of relatives (they were brothers) who came to the colonies in the late 1600's as indentured servants... The contract was for 5-years, although it appears as if they only spent 3-years before becoming free...

By the mid-1700's the family & descendants had built an entire town in MA and were considered, at that time, to be almost wealthy...

159 posted on 02/11/2019 6:18:02 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 156 | View Replies]

To: Republican Wildcat

I appreciate the ping to your corrections.

Even if his history had been accurate, the employment of several minor players as examples of political sway in favor of slavery interposed as being a rebuke of the statement that Democrats were the defenders of the institution amount to nothing more than a straw man argument.

It’s like saying “you can’t put all the blame on the bear for wrecking the beehive because there were some ants, a skunk and a couple of squirrels grabbing pieces of honeycomb too.”


160 posted on 02/11/2019 6:41:41 PM PST by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 158 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-20 ... 121-140141-160161-180 ... 261 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson