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wut: "I concur with [Hannah-Jones] that the plantations of antebellum America are better called 'forced labor camps,' that black abolitionists warrant status as Founding Fathers, and that 'no people has a greater claim' than African Americans to the Stars and Stripes.

"I would add that neither the white settlers at Jamestown, nor the enslaved Africans sold there, nor the author of the Declaration, nor the African Americans denied the rights enumerated therein, nor any of the people celebrated on national holidays has any greater claim to this country's flag than the most recently naturalized American of any race, color, or creed. Neither white nor black Americans belong at the center of U.S. history, because no racial group belongs there more or less than any other."

by Cat on Thu Jan 9th, 2020 at 07:17:42 PM EST

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