This 26 July 2020 video from the USA says about itself:
Republican Senator Tom Cotton Calls Slavery a “Necessary Evil”
Earlier today, in outlining why he wants to prevent public schools from teaching material from The New York Times 1619 project, Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton called slavery necessary and suggested that the roots of American society are not based on racial inequality: “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built”.
This is ugly thinking, and it is false. But he is also showing hypocrisy because trying to silence material in schools is exactly what Cotton would attack left-wing cancel culture for.
TOM COTTON CALLS SLAVERY ‘A NECESSARY EVIL’ Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called slavery the nation’s “necessary evil” while discussing how it should be taught in schools. “We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country,” Cotton said. “As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built.” Instead of portraying America as “an irredeemably corrupt, rotten and racist country,” the nation should be viewed as “imperfect and flawed,” but the “greatest and noblest country in the history of mankind,” he added. [HuffPost]
Teachers are creating anti-racist curriculums that challenge the status quo.
SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER AUSTIN PROTESTER SHOT DEAD A suspect is in custody following the fatal shooting of an anti-racism demonstrator in Austin, Texas, police said. The victim’s mother identified him as Garrett Foster. Witnesses said Foster was killed shortly before 10 p.m. by a motorist who had threatened protesters with his car. Police said they believe Foster was armed and had approached the car before being shot. [HuffPost]
Woman lists the microaggressions she and her Black husband encounter daily.
TRUMP’S FEDERAL COPS STEAL LEAF BLOWER IDEA FROM PORTLAND PROTESTERS Protesters calling themselves “Fathers Against Fascism” joined the “Wall of Moms” last week with garden leaf blowers to blast tear gas back at federal forces. Days later, the federal agents assailing the protesters appeared with their own leaf blowers, sparking a war of the noisy yard appliances. [HuffPost]