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New Orleans mayor sums up Confederate statues controversy

New Orleans mayor sums up Confederate statues controversy

(5:45) Jimmy Dore comments on the Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu's summarisation of the Confederate monuments controversy.

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Guest: JesusYourFlavour (115 days ago)

General Lee's remarks in a letter to his wife before the Civil War:

... In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence.

—Robert E. Lee, to Mary Anna Lee, December 27, 1856

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General Lee's remarks in a letter to his wife before the Civil War:

... In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country. It is useless to expatiate on its disadvantages. I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence.

—Robert E. Lee, to Mary Anna Lee, December 27, 1856

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the oppressor always convinces himself that his oppression of others is for thier own benifit.

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the oppressor always convinces himself that his oppression of others is for thier own benifit.

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