Okay, I know that we live in a freedom of speech country and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I believe this right to be valid, important and worthy of defending, but really? To state in writing that one of the darkest eras of American history might have been "a blessing" for the very people who suffered through the horrendous physical, mental and spiritual hardships, seems small minded and downright ignorant to me. But for the writer to be an elected official makes it reprehensible to me. Tell me what you think in the comments. Now, please excuse me while I take a shower and wash the trash off of me.
Jon Hubbard, Arkansas Legislator, Says Slavery May 'Have Been A Blessing' In New Book
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book in which he says slavery was "a blessing" for African-Americans, among other questionable statements.
Hubbard, a first term Republican from Jonesboro, Ark., makes a series of racially charged statements in the self-published book, including saying that integration of schools is hurting white students, that African slaves had better lives under slavery than in Africa, that blacks are not contributing to society, and that a situation is developing the United States which is similar to that of Nazi Germany.
The questionable statements in Hubbard's book, "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative," were first reported by Arkansas Times and TalkBusiness.net.
Regarding slavery, Hubbard wrote:
“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)
(click here to read entire article on the Huffington Post if you can stomach anymore of this bunk)