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Fox Host Says A Planned Monument To Enslaved People Should Include A Tribute To Whites

A planned monument to enslaved people that will be placed at James Madison’s Montpelier home has a Fox News host upset and insisting that the display should include a tribute to white people, i.e. the very same people who enslaved people of color.

Rev. Larry Walker, a trustee of the “Invisible Founders” memorial notes:

“We want to make this a national monument to the ‘Invisible Founders.'”

Walker said he believes slaves deserve equal credit for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights because their labor helped to finance the private lives of Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and many of the nation’s early leaders. Madison owned 38 African-American slaves when he died in 1836, and he never freed them. George Washington, on the other hand, freed his slaves in his last will and testament.

But Rachel Campos-Duffy, whose only claim to fame is that she’s married to a former GOP congressman and once appeared on the MTV show “The Real World,” said Sunday on “Fox and Friends Weekend” that she believes there also needs to be a monument to white people, too:

“I wonder if this monument’s gonna have this big giant sign explaining that it was the Democrats who were for, you know, keeping slaves and it was the Republicans not. Or if it will celebrate all of the white Americans who died on behalf of freedom of slaves.”

Shouldn’t there also be a big sign reminding everyone about the bigoted policies of the Republican Party and their infamous “Southern Strategy” which used racist appeals and tropes to pull white voters away from the Democrats and toward the GOP?

Also, this is the very same Rachel Campos-Duffy who said just last year that some black people in the U.S. would prefer to live in immigrant detention camps on the border rather than a housing project:

“I spoke to some African-Americans who say, ‘Gosh, the conditions of the detention centers are better than some of the projects that I grew up in.’

“The detention centers are far safer than the journey that these children just came on. People aren’t stupid.”

Some people are indeed stupid, and they tend to work at Fox News.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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