Slaves as happy immigrants? In the Trump American Dream world of Alternative Facts, this one’s a doozy.
In this land of dreams and opportunity the only dreaming going on is from sleepy-eyed Dr Ben Carson who just characterized slaves as happy immigrants who came to the U.S. with very little and worked really hard for less.
This from an African-American?
Whitewashing the Truth
Over the years white Americans have told themselves varying stories about enslavement of blacks presenting slavery as perhaps wrong but not such a bad thing.
What child of the late 1950’s wouldn’t enjoy coloring in a jolly picture of a happy slave picking cotton in the Ol’ South.
The illustration featured above was a page straight out of history. A 1958 coloring book of American History whose pages are filled with other fun-loving, morally defining American history moments such as the Atomic Bomb explosion.
Of Betsy De Vos’s view of Jim Crow as “school choice” fits in nicely with this alternative world view too.