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  • Princeton seminary will pay $27M in slavery reparations

    10/21/2019 6:39:14 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 52 replies ^ | 10/21/2019 | Adam Clark
    Princeton Theological Seminary will set aside more than $25 million to pay reparations for its historical ties to slavery, thrusting the seminary to the forefront of a national debate over how America’s should reconcile with its slave-owning past. Calling the payments an act of repentance, President M. Craig Barnes said in a statement Friday the seminary is “committed to telling the truth," even though the seminary itself never owned slaves. Founded in 1812, the seminary benefited from the slave economy through investments in Southern banks and from donors who profited from slavery. Its founding faculty and leaders used slave labor...
  • Time to Set the Record Straight on Slavery: A Look Into The Past Is Instructive

    09/30/2019 7:18:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2019 | James Simpson
    Antifa is the most public, in-your-face element of the communist Left's decades-long effort to vilify America as a bastion of racism and "white supremacy."  Normal people know that this characterization of the United States is simply not true.  We have been world leaders in promoting racial harmony and reconciliation and have bent over backwards to aid in the advancement of minorities.  Today, for example, blacks, Hispanics, and women have the lowest unemployment rates in U.S. history.  Furthermore, certain minority groups are eligible for racial preferences and set-asides unavailable to whites and even those minorities — for example, Asians — who excel.The poorest people in America...
  • Did Slavery Create American Prosperity?

    09/26/2019 7:28:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2019 | Doug Petrikat
    Recently there seem to be an increasing number of claims that American prosperity resulted from slavery. This is presented as justification for the renewed calls for reparations for slavery, which Democrats are using in an attempt to gain support as we approach the next presidential election. But did slavery actually create the wealth of the U.S.? Does this claim have any historical basis in fact, or is this a distortion of history to influence the views of voters? We should all agree that slavery is an immoral institution in which people are treated as property and work, not for themselves,...
  • The Alternative History of the United States; A Project Designed to Divide Us

    09/18/2019 8:34:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/18/2019 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, Democrats held their first true presidential debate. With the field winnowed down to 10 candidates -- three of them actual contenders for the nomination -- only one moment truly stood out. That moment came not from Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders but from a candidate desperate for attention: Beto O'Rourke. O'Rourke ran in 2018 for a Senate seat in Texas and lost in shockingly narrow fashion to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. But his persona at the time was more Biden than Bernie: He ran as a unifying quasi-moderate, an Obama-esque figure determined to bring Americans...
  • The New York Times Has Abandoned Liberalism for Activism

    09/14/2019 1:59:15 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    NYMag ^ | Andrew Sullivan
    “Our democracy’s ideals were false when they were written.” I’ve been struggling with that sentence — the opening statement of the introductory essay to the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project on the legacy of slavery in America — for a few weeks now. It’s a very strange formulation. How can an enduring “ideal” — like, say, freedom or equality — be “false” at one point in history and true in another? You could of course say that the ideals of universal equality and individual liberty in the Declaration of Independence were belied and contradicted in 1776 by the unconscionable...
  • A Dozen Calif. Church Leaders Indicted For Allegedly Holding People Captive & Forcing

    09/10/2019 11:13:45 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | September 10, 2019 | no byline
    Full Title: A Dozen Calif. Church Leaders Indicted For Allegedly Holding People Captive & Forcing Them Into Labor El CENTRO – A dozen leaders of Imperial Valley Ministries, including the former pastor, are charged in an indictment unsealed today with subjecting dozens of mostly homeless people to forced labor, coercing them to surrender welfare benefits and compelling them to panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week, for the financial benefit of the church leaders. The defendants were arrested today in El Centro, San Diego and Brownsville, Texas and charged with conspiracy, forced labor, document servitude and...
  • Episcopal seminary to set aside $1.7 million for slavery reparations fund

    09/10/2019 8:12:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/10/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    An Episcopal seminary in Virginia has announced that its setting aside $1.7 million for an endowment fund aimed at paying reparations for slavery. Virginia Theological Seminary, founded in 1823 and based in Alexandria, announced last Thursday that it was creating the fund largely in response to the institution having direct ties to slavery. Money from the fund is expected to go to projects such as helping emerging congregations linked to the seminary, aiding African-American clergy, and helping to support work by historically African-American congregations. The Rev. Joseph Thompson, director of the seminary’s Office of Multicultural Ministries, which will oversee the...
  • Reconsidering Slavery and the Civil War

    09/09/2019 9:42:11 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 390 replies ^ | September 4, 2019 | Phil Leigh
    Nearly all modern historians agree with Professor James McPherson’s conclusion that the Civil War was caused by Southern objections to the 1860 Republican Party’s resolve to prohibit slavery’s extension into any of the federal territories that had not yet been organized as states. The resolution originated with the Wilmot Proviso fourteen years earlier before the infant GOP had even been formed. In 1846 Pennsylvania Congressman David Wilmot introduced a rider to a $2 million appropriation intended for use in a negotiated settlement to end the Mexican War. The rider stipulated that the money could not be used to purchase land...
  • As plantations talk more honestly about slavery, some visitors are pushing back

    09/08/2019 3:22:20 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 129 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 8, 2019 | Hannah Knowles
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A Monticello tour guide was explaining earlier this summer how enslaved people built, planted and tended a terrace of vegetables at Thomas Jefferson’s estate when a woman interrupted to share her annoyance. “Why are you talking about that?” she demanded, according to Gary Sandling, vice president of Monticello’s visitor programs and services. “You should be talking about the plants." At Monticello, George Washington’s Mount Vernon and other plantations across the South, an effort is underway to deal more honestly with the brutal institution that the Founding Fathers relied on to build their homes and their wealth: slavery. Four...
  • Five Things They Don’t Tell You about Slavery

    09/05/2019 12:12:35 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | September 4, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    A sign commemorating the arrival of the first Africans is displayed at Chesapeake Bay, in Hampton, Va., August 24, 2019. (Michael A. McCoy/Reuters) It didn’t begin or end in the United States. The same people most obsessed with slavery seem to have little interest in the full scope of its history. There has been an effort for decades now — although with new momentum lately, as exemplified by the New York Times’ 1619 project — to identify the United States and its founding with slavery. To the extent that this campaign excavates uncomfortable truths about our history and underlines...
  • Lincoln: The Founders did not make America racist or slaver. They inherited it that way

    09/02/2019 4:35:14 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 257 replies
    See the Lincoln-Douglas debate #6. Stephen Douglas: We then adopted a free State Constitution, as we had a right to do. In this State we have declared that a negro shall not be a citizen, and we have also declared that he shall not be a slave. We had a right to adopt that policy. Missouri has just as good a right to adopt the other policy. I am now speaking of rights under the Constitution, and not of moral or religious rights. I do not discuss the morals of the people of Missouri, but let them settle that matter...

    09/01/2019 11:44:12 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 32 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 9/02/19 | Daniel Greenfield
    PROJECT 2019: HOW THE NEW YORK TIMES PROFITS FROM SLAVERY TODAY Why the media is lying about the history of slavery. September 2, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Share to Facebook5Share to TwitterShare to More5Share to Print 2 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. "One slave from Megiddo, three slaves from Phoenicia, eight slaves from the Hittites, one slave from Cyprus," the ancient tablet reads. The Minoan palace in which the tablet was stored existed between 1,900 and 1450 BCE. The Minoan civilization dates...
  • The Lies of the New York Times' 1619 Project

    08/31/2019 10:56:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2019 | By Marc A. Scaringi
    The New York Times “1619 Project” is being lauded by the media and many Democrats for what they believe is a long overdue discovery of the hidden truth of America -- that it was founded on white racism and the enslavement of blacks, and that even today the belief in white racial supremacy is so endemic to America that it’s a part of our national DNA. The Project will likely be used to advance policies in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country that purport to remedy this alleged injustice. Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-Cal.) has already...
  • Edmund Burke replies to Samuel Johnson about slavery and slave holders

    08/31/2019 7:13:16 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 13 replies
    The propaganda that progressives employ is in full bloom, now that they've spent the last 120 years dumbing us down through government controlled grade schools. One of the favored propaganda devices that they use is that of Samuel Johnson, a well known British author at the time. Johnson examined some of what he heard coming from the Continental Congress and among other observations, asked this question: We are told, that the subjection of Americans may tend to the diminution of our own liberties; an event, which none but very perspicacious politicians are able to foresee. If slavery be thus fatally...
  • What did the Confederates agree on with Lincoln? That the Founders opposed slavery of course.

    08/28/2019 7:21:47 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 122 replies
    In his 1861 "Cornerstone Speech", Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander H. Stephens said the following: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution — African slavery as it exists amongst us — the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock...
  • Beginning of US Slavery

    08/28/2019 3:13:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | August 28, 2019 | Wqlter E. Williams
    The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the "1619 Project," to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation. Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff writer for The New York Times Magazine wrote the lead article, "America Wasn't a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One." She writes, "Without the idealistic, strenuous and patriotic efforts of black Americans, our democracy today would most likely look very different -- it might not be a democracy at all." There...
  • The New York Times uses the British Empire's propaganda in order to smear the US (1619 Project)

    08/25/2019 2:20:04 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 11 replies
    There is an interesting line in the 1619 Project that many would have perhaps glossed over because they have heard it so many times. It is this: The United States is a nation founded on both an ideal and a lie. Our Declaration of Independence, approved on July 4, 1776, proclaims that "all men are created equal" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights." But the white men who drafted those words did not believe them to be true for the hundreds of thousands of black people in their midst. No, no, don't gloss past this. Stop right...
  • The 1619 Project Says We Fought American Revolution In Order To Keep Slavery Intact

    08/24/2019 4:22:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | August 22, 2019 | Nina Bookout
    For such an ambitious project examining America’s history of racism; the 1619 Project falls short on multiple levels. Right out of the gate, Nikole Hannah-Jones essay misleads on the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. First, it’s worth noting that NY Times publisher Dean Baquet admitted that since the Russia 24/7 narrative didn’t work as planned, exploring the roots of racism because Trump! is Plan B. Hannah-Jones went further when introducing the project. ““What if I told you that the year 1619 is as important to the American story as the year 1776? What if I told you that...
  • Blackout: How Argentina ‘Eliminated’ Africans From Its History And Conscience

    08/23/2019 5:05:24 PM PDT · by syriacus · 49 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 06/04/13 | Palash Ghosh
    Tens of millions of black Africans were forcibly removed from their homelands from the 16th century to the 19th century to toil on the plantations and farms of the New World. This so-called “Middle Passage” accounted for one of the greatest forced migrations of people in human history, as well as one of the greatest tragedies the world has ever witnessed. Millions of these helpless Africans washed ashore in Brazil -- indeed, in the present-day, roughly one-half of the Brazilian population trace their lineage directly to Africa. African culture has imbued Brazil permanently and profoundly, in terms of music, dance,...
  • Slavery In America Did Not Begin In 1619, And Other Things The New York Times Gets Wrong

    08/23/2019 9:27:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/23/2019 | Lyman Stone
    The New York Times has published a series of essays about slavery, race, and American politics under the heading “1619 Project.” These essays cover an enormous amount of terrain: music, constitutional theory, economics, management, ethnic identity, and more.Many conservatives responded negatively, which at first perplexed me. Slavery was a huge part of American history and has affected every facet of our society. A collection of articles outlining this history seems as good a topic as any to write about.But zoomed out from the mostly mundane minutiae of individual articles — in the absence of slavery and thus without as...