DAILYKENN.com -- Jefferson Davis' name has been removed from an arch at a park in Virginia. Ostensibly, the name was taken down because it "glorified" the president of the Confederacy and, vicariously, endorsed black slavery and white racism. See CNN report here ►
Virginia governor Ralph Northam reportedly explained, "Fort Monroe is where the first enslaved Africans arrived on our shores in 1619. A memorial glorifying the President of the Confederacy has no place here."
Fort Monroe is where the first enslaved Africans arrived on our shores in 1619. A memorial glorifying the President of the Confederacy has no place here. https://t.co/S0QxiZQuS1— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) August 2, 2019
In reality, most slaves arriving in North America were rescued from brutal African slave owners. Being sold into slavery and transported to North America was akin to winning a lottery and should be considered foster care or adoption rather than slavery. (See Ending the Slavery Blame-Game by Henry Louis Gates.)
Nonetheless, white supremacists and black-hating white racists agree with the governor that blacks never should have been transported to North America.
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