Skip to comments.Roots on BET Today (Merry Christmas & Kwanzaa!)
Posted on 12/24/2013 8:11:42 AM PST by Perseverando
Watch the epic, century-spanning saga of Alex Haleys family with Roots, Roots: The Gift and Alex Haley's Queen this holiday on BET.
Roots tells the story of the journey of Alex Haleys family from Africa to America, from slavery to freedom. An incredible cast, which includes Cicely Tyson, John Amos, Maya Angelou and LeVar Burton, helps make Roots a must-see event for any generation.
However for Conservatives, we celebrate getting people of all races off the Democrat plantation since 1861.
No, Conservative don't know much about slavery, but we do know how to end it.
If you want to know how to be a slave, ask a Democrat.
Merry Christmas, fellow Freepers!
Nothing says Christmas like Chicken George.
Oh wait. Wrong bogus holiday. Oops my bad.
that whole story of roots was shown to be a fraud...
I’m a white Conservative and I have at least one slave ancestor..
Phoebe Sales a white female aged 7 was made a slave until age 21 by the legal system in MASS 1633..
she was paying for the sins of her father, John Sales..
as for Obama he doesn’t have any slave ancestors here in the US...
Mostly plagiarized if I remember correctly, but it doesn’t matter , blacks believe it.
I have a cousin who was a slave. Several other cousins, who have passed away in recent years were once slaves.......of the Third Reich. These were not slaves in my great-great-great grandparents’ generation. They were slaves in my parents’ generation.
“The Winds of War” and “Holocaust” mean more to me than “Roots.” Although I admit to being angry at the enslavement of human beings that I saw when I watched “Roots” back in the 1970’s when it was first broadcast.
“as for Obama he doesnt have any slave ancestors here in the US...”
Obama’s ancestors probably sold Michelle’s ancestors to the slave merchants.
I remember watching Roots when I was 7 years old.
Christmas and Kwanza are co equal in the eyes of the Obama class and Christian hating leftists everywhere.
No he doesn’t have any slave ancestors anywhere. As a descendant of Barack Obama SR. who was part of the power establishment of the Luo Tribe, I am absolutely certain that they owned and abused many slaves over the centuries.
What, no Xmas movies with a Black Santa to play??
Most European Americans are descendants of slaves, be it the Romans, the Kaisers, the Tsars, the Kings of the multitude of countries, or of the Muslim invaders. Why do you think that our ancestors beat feet to America at the first opportunity? They knew it could happen again.
Black slavery in America isn’t even the most recent incidence of slavery. Slavery still exists in many areas of the middle East and Africa and also was part of the NAZI and Japanese plans for Europe the Far East and the World.
Barack Obama may be one of the few present day Americans to not have had a slave ancestor.
A man made (woman if I recall) holiday. As in Happy Holiday for one that didn’t even exist until the 1960’s. It is a RACIST and dividing holiday. Logically it is a White and other races exclusionary day, not illegal for whites as some leftys will dress in African garb regardless of where born to show Whites can do it.
His mother's side goes way back in this country. There is a pretty good chance that at least one slave is in there somewhere.
Let the airing of grievances begin!
If you go back far enough, it is almost certain he (and you and I) are descended from both slaves and slaveowners.
It S/B noted that many Whites came as Slaves as well as indentured servants. The average life expectancy for an indentured servant was 5 years, much less than that of a slave. Also Whites who were not fluent in English were also sold off as slaves as well as those who didn’t pay etc. No one said Slave Traders were fair or nice.
We all came over in different boats but we are in the same boat now.
We are jammed to the rafters. Too many people for America except the politicians and those that employ illegals (modern slavery). The country is built and it wasn’t by politically correct third worlders. END IMMIGRATION NOW. ABSORB WHAT WE HAVE. LET THEM BECOME AMERICANS AND LEARN ENGLISH.