But don’t call them racists, right?
Not only did a deplorable Trump supporter say that black people were better off under segregation in the 1950s, he said slavery gave them better lives, too.
When Young Turks reporter Michael Shure spoke with some Trump supporters at a rally on Friday he ended up speaking to a young man who claimed to a college student. Clearly, however, this guy must be failing in history class because the way he talked about Jim Crow laws and slavery is cringe-worthy.
Shure told the Trump fan that no black person in this country would say that their lives would be better if Trump took America back to the 1950s. But the Trump fan disagreed and began spouting all sorts of bullshit in what sounded like an attempt to justify segregation and Jim Crow laws.
Then Shure said that there is an entire class of people who were brought here as slaves and the Trump fan literally tried to portray slavery as a good thing and seemed to suggest that black people should be thankful for slavery because it allowed them to come to this country and enjoy freedom and better lives.
“They still had better lives here than they did back in Africa,” he said with a straight face. He then argued that black people have better lives here than people who did not get on the boats that brought slaves to America, “cause we have given them all those freedoms.”
Here’s the video of the stupidity via YouTube. The remarks about slavery are at the 7-minute mark.
First of all, this argument does not help Trump shake the accusations that he is a racist. It certainly does not help Trump supporters shake the fact that they are ignorant racists.
But here is this Trump supporter saying that black people should be thankful for slavery and that they should support Trump’s effort to take America back to the 1950s because segregation somehow was better for black people.
That’s complete bullshit and whatever college actually accepted this guy as a student should be ashamed of themselves.
Also, black people did not volunteer to get on the slave ships. They were kidnapped and brutality sent here against their will, separated from their families, treated like livestock and denied their rights and humanity. But this dumb racist thinks slavery was good for black people. This is a travesty of our education system and an embarrassment to our country.
Trump and his supporters should be ashamed of themselves and any Republicans who are still wondering why black people don’t vote for them should watch this video because it will make it clear why.
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