Sun, 18 Jul 2010

Williams Done Wrong

Hey you, over there. If you were offended by Mark Williams blog posting about a letter from Colored People to Abraham Lincoln, THEN YOU ARE STUPID. And you lack any sense of historical perspective. Many many people thought at the time that colored people could not take care of themselves. That freedom was too much for them. That they would have to think for themselves, and suffer the consequences of their choices. That colored people couldn't do that, and so for example, if you wanted to free your slaves, you first had to put up a bond against them becoming wards of the state.

So to pretend that "Colored People" were writing to Lincoln to agree with the racist opinion of the time, is just too delicious for words. It's absurd theater at its best.

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