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I have never understood why people who demand reparations for slavery also say it was unfair that Southern states didn't get more Congressmen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbpkaycNcxo The video is short (2 mins) but I'll share what my friend said when posting this video on my discord: "Thomas Sowell's debunking of the 'Blacks are 3/5ths of a white person' argument. It never says blacks, it says slaves. Blacks were not all slaves. And many slaves (mostly Irish and Italians) were white. A white slave was counted as 3/5ths just like the black slaves were, and the free blacks were counted the same as any other free man was counted." I'll be honest, that is news to me. I was aware of the "3/5ths" rhetoric only a few years ago, but never knew or even suspected it was altered for brownie points. Since it was only on slaves across the board and not just a specific skin color, that statement makes more sense to me now than it did prior. The rhetoric did sound odd and confusing on it's own--and I can't explain why I thought that--but I'm glad it did sound odd and confusing on it's own as that's apparently wrong.
80 views · Apr 23rd

More from Calbeck

I have never understood why people who demand reparations for slavery also say it was unfair that Southern states didn't get more Congressmen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbpkaycNcxo The video is short (2 mins) but I'll share what my friend said when posting this video on my discord: "Thomas Sowell's debunking of the 'Blacks are 3/5ths of a white person' argument. It never says blacks, it says slaves. Blacks were not all slaves. And many slaves (mostly Irish and Italians) were white. A white slave was counted as 3/5ths just like the black slaves were, and the free blacks were counted the same as any other free man was counted." I'll be honest, that is news to me. I was aware of the "3/5ths" rhetoric only a few years ago, but never knew or even suspected it was altered for brownie points. Since it was only on slaves across the board and not just a specific skin color, that statement makes more sense to me now than it did prior. The rhetoric did sound odd and confusing on it's own--and I can't explain why I thought that--but I'm glad it did sound odd and confusing on it's own as that's apparently wrong.
80 views · Apr 23rd