The Black Founders

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    May as well merge this with the other thread.
     
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    We learned about this in school. In fact blacks, both free and enslaved, fought for both sides. Some were promised freedom and some actually believed that the constitution was meant to guarantee that they were also included.

    What we weren't taught is that George Washington eventually mandated that no more blacks could enlist because too many people were worried that if they had guns they'd have an uprising against their masters.
     
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    And why weren't you taught that?
     
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    As usual Ravi here to minimize the role of black people. What a surprise.

    I watched the show too and it was very, very interesting.

    Particularly interesting is the fact that children aren't taught the huge role blacks had in the Revolution. If we teach our kids that blacks were instrumental in establishing this country, then the left wouldn't be able to justify shitting all over the country because it "leaves out" blacks.
     
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    Amazing. How many years have I lived through Black History Month? I had never heard this before. Thankies for sharing it, Avatar.
     
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    That show was very informative. Glenn Beck shock the hell out of me by even doing a

    show like that so, as a person who is not a big fan of Glenn Beck and his views I give

    him kudos for that show. I really wish White people would stop feeling guilty about

    slavery though that was the real message I got from the show. Was that black people

    play the blame game to much. Well I disagree with that point of view, I believe that the

    whole conversation is one that is so emotional it is hard for people to have a blunt open

    and honest conversation about these issues. (An I am excluding the quacks on both

    sides from my point because they are there and do add a element to the conversation.

    I.E Farakhan, Sharpton, Gov. Wallace and Bull Conor to name a few.) If we all could sit

    down and have that conversation I believe it would help greatly in letting us put the

    past behind us.
     
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    I learned this in school.... but that was a Catholic school so I'm not surprised it's a better education than public.

    I'm glad that someone - even Beck - has decided to talk more about it because I think it's important that we know the impact of blacks on the establishment of our once great nation. It is particularly important to use this kind of lesson to help eradicate the stupidity of racism in the US.

    Both blacks and whites need to get over this whole 'race' thing. No one is more or less important than anyone else based on the color of their skin..... it is the content of their character than counts.
     
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    You missed the message .
    Beck does a Friday edition about the Founding fathers every week and several shows about erased history every month.
     

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