Columnist Star Parker of the Scripps Howard News Service on Monday night alleged that liberal Democrats were “slave overseers.”
“When we look at who is behind this strategy, the liberal Democrats have not changed their M.O,” Parker said amid a discussion among African American conservatives on Fox News’ Hannity.
“This is not a new strategy, they used it during slavery. Remember, every time the word ‘freedom’ was mentioned and African Americans at that time heard about freedom — if you ran away, they would bring you back to that plantation — the overseer — the overseer today is the Congressional Black Caucus, their exclusive job is to keep them on the plantation, keep them uneducated, and keep them unarmed. And this was the same job as the overseer of the slave plantation, which was liberal Democrats.”
“They would take that slave, they would strip the skin off of him and make everybody watch,” she added. “And that is what they do to us.”
While most of the panelists agreed, Crystal Wright of ConservativeBlackChick.com said it was wrong to portray Democrats as slave-masters and black Democrats as slaves.
She said Republicans should focus on their civil rights victories, noting the party had strongly supported African Americans’ right prior to the political realignment of the Southern states in the mid-20th century. But despite her disagreement about the use of slavery analogies, Wright also alleged that Democrats wanted African Americans to be uneducated and dependent.
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