This country could have saved itself a lot of grief by inventing the mechanical cotton picker 100 years earlier than it finally did.
O.K., let’s do it and repossess the generational EBT cards, subsidized housing, Medicaid, affirmative action, etc., etc.
Try to imagine how profoundly different the history of race relations in the United States would have been had this policy been implemented and enforced; had the former slaves actually had access to the ownership of land, of property; if they had had a chance to be self-sufficient economically, to build, accrue and pass on wealth.
At some level, Gates actually understands capitalism and the ownership and protection of property as the best way to help people prosper. I wish he would explain this to his pal Obama.
The true freedom of slaves didn’t happen until almost a hundred years later in 1963 ... and it was a Republican that did it. The Democrats held on to slavery with that “Separate but Equal” nonsense plus that segregation stuff. The black population votes Democrat that kept them in slavery and to a religion that sold them into it.
Yep. Some of my ancestors were burned out of AL during Reconstruction for resisting. (they were not slave owners, but owned property) Those were evil corrupt times that are not clearly understood by most because history books do not cover the reality of what happened then.
Sounds a lot like South Arica to me.
The Government took the land from Whites and gave it to blacks. They sat around shucking and jiving and nobody grew anything.
That is exactly what would have happened if 40 acres and a mule had come to fruition.
By he way if Spike Lee’s production outfit is named 40 acres and a mule they should change the name correctly to 40 acres and an ass