Our racist U.S. presidents

“U.S. presidents represent in certain ways the worst of U.S. society.”

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Forty-Five Felons With Their Own Holiday: The U.S. Presidency

Margaret Kimberley’s new book on US presidents and Black people shows why the executive mansion is called the “White” House.

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“U.S. presidents represent in certain ways the worst of U.S. society.”

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Washington, D.C., is named for the wealthiest enslaver of his day, and located in the swamp it’s in because powerful slave-owners wanted it there and wanted to be able to bring slaves there. George Washington, or Conotocaurious (his Iroquois name meaning Town Destroyer), was the first of every president up through Lincoln who supported the continuation of slavery.

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John Adams favored the forced removal of black people from the United States. At the time of the war of 1812, Adams denounced the British for not leaving the “stolen Negroes” (men who had escaped slavery to fight on the British side) to starve, or shipping…

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2 thoughts on “Our racist U.S. presidents

  1. i wonder why swanson (maybe kimberley) left out the bushs? jrs katrina neglect was pretty racist. obama is particularly despicable because he carried out his racist (anti black) policies though black himself.

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