New exhibit explores Jefferson's slave ownership

There are 4 comments on the KIMA story from Jan 25, 2012, titled New exhibit explores Jefferson's slave ownership. In it, KIMA reports that:

Thomas Jefferson wrote "all men are created equal" to declare U.S. independence from Britain, yet he was also a lifelong slave owner who freed only nine of his more than 600 slaves during his lifetime.

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torch

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 26, 2012
Reparations now for all slave decendants

FREE TRIP BACK TO THE HOMELAND FROM WHICH THEY WERE TAKEN

UNLESS THEY WANT TO STAY HERE THEN IN THAT CASE SHUT THE FK UP
ALL THOSE THAT HAD SLAVES ARE DEAD ITS OVER AND TIRED OF HEARING THE WHAAAAAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAA BS ABOUT IT

Since: Jul 09

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#2 Jan 28, 2012
torch wrote:
Reparations now for all slave decendants
FREE TRIP BACK TO THE HOMELAND FROM WHICH THEY WERE TAKEN
UNLESS THEY WANT TO STAY HERE THEN IN THAT CASE SHUT THE FK UP
ALL THOSE THAT HAD SLAVES ARE DEAD ITS OVER AND TIRED OF HEARING THE WHAAAAAAAAA WHAAAAAAAAA BS ABOUT IT
But today everyone wants something for free. Blacks think they deserve something because their ancestors were slaves. They demand an apology for an offense they did not receive from people who did not give it. If they were not black they wouldn't even know they came from africa and that their great great great grandparents were slaves.

And if anyone deserves an apology it is the Native Americans. But you don't hear them complaining because they never were insulted so they don't feel like someone else should apologize from something they didn't do.
gah

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 29, 2012
FreelanceEMT wrote:
<quoted text>And if anyone deserves an apology it is the Native Americans. But you don't hear them complaining because they never were insulted so they don't feel like someone else should apologize from something they didn't do.
What?
You don't think it's insulting to kill then steal someone's land and move the remaining to reservations?
Name one tribe that hasn't sued (a form of complaint) for their land to be returned or some sort of reparation.
The Feds allowing them casinos and billions of gambling cash is their 'apology'.

Slaves got a statue of MLK with a botched inscription in return.
the truth

Roanoke, VA

#4 Feb 21, 2012
Thomas loved them "fresh' ones.....

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