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Indentured Servants?

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Did Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia , a primary slave state in the day, really think he was going to get away with referring to Negro slaves as ‘indentured servants?’ Indentured servants! I’m beginning to think this guy is a lot dumber than racist.

Anybody want to weigh in on this? Mikki?

2019-02-11T13:43:57+00:00February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Micki Morency February 12, 2019 at 2:42 pm - Reply

    You know me, too well, Tom. It was indeed “very measured” I’ll tell you why one day. Hopefully soon!!!

  2. Micki Morency February 12, 2019 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Well, Northam like a lot of white folks probably made himself believes that the chained negroes in the bowels of the ship bringing them over to be worked worse than cattle were either not human or they were “hired unpaid help.” Whatever let him sleep at night.
    Dr Sims, a gynecologist in the 1800 bought female slaves and experimented on them without anesthesia, because he said: “black women do not feel pain.” I’m here to tell you that WE DO feel pain. We are human. We have feelings. We have dreams. I think it’s pure laziness in the case of some white people who don’t take the time to know their history.

    Blacks and Whites share the same history. There would not have been slavery and slaves if there weren’t masters, supremacists, oppressors. Today the black race still suffers from the financial, educational, social, geographical, emotional effects of slavery. I suppose, I can never make a white person understand what it feels like to be black in America, in the world, just like I’ll never enjoy the privileges of being white.

    At the very least, we are owed the truth. Call us what we were” SLAVES. Not indentured servants. The gall!

    • TomF February 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the gift of your measured ire.

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