It wasn’t slavery. It was welfare. Right.

It happened again today. For the last few years, not a month has gone by without someone, usually white and conservative, trying to tell me that black people were fine post-slavery until the Great Society, when Welfare destroyed the black family. I will pay them the respect of assuming they are good decent people but woefully misinformed about the nature of our history, because I could not respect the intellect or character of someone who honestly believed that black people could survive three hundred years of rape, torture, kidnap, brainwashing and terrorism but be undone by fifty years of free sandwiches.

The mind boggles. We really, really, have to tell our own stories.


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