A Presidential Report on Slavery

A bizarre new genealogy report from Reuters shows that every living American president is a descendant of slave owners except Donald Trump. Why are they spending resources on this? Who knows.

Even Barack Obama is a descendent of slave owners and so are 2 Supreme Court Justices, 11 state governors and 100 legislators including Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton and James Lankford, and Democrats Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan.

Is this an attempt to shame lawmakers for the sins of their ancestors? Reuters says that this examination “reveals how intimately tied America remains to the institution of slavery.”

Does this help to eradicate slavery that actually happens today in, say, nickel mines in Africa? No. It doesn’t.

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