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SC ex-teacher calls for teaching ‘virtues of slavery’ in shockingly racist letter to editor

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A South Carolina newspaper published a letter to the editor from a former teacher who argued black people may have been better off as slaves.

Winston McCuen, who has been let go from two schools over his racist views, got a letter published Tuesday in The State calling for teaching the “truth about the virtues of slavery.”

The former teacher from Aiken touched on two of his favorite themes in the letter — his admiration for the notoriously racist John Calhoun, whom he described as “the spiritual founding father of the Confederacy,” and his belief that black people are inferior to whites.

“Was Calhoun right or wrong when he argued, from the 1830s until his death in 1850, that the South’s Christian slavery was ‘a positive good’ and ‘a great good’ for both whites and blacks?” he wrote.

“If Calhoun was wrong, then there may be grounds for removing monuments and flags,” he added. “But if Calhoun was right, the monuments and flags should stay and be multiplied, blacks should be freed from oppressive racial integration so they can show the world how much they can do without white folk, the Southern states should seize their freedom and independence, and the North should beg the South’s pardon for the war.”

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McCuen has expressed his white supremacist views in letters and to TV reporters over the years, so his question was clearly rhetorical.

“John C. Calhoun (was) the greatest South Carolinian in terms of political understanding and wisdom, and he argued that the institution of slavery was a positive good, and he called it a great good and it was good,” McCuen told WLTX-TV in a 2006 interview that got him suspended as Latin teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School in Lexington.

He was fired in 1999 from St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Greenville for refusing to remove a Confederate flag after parents complained.

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“Calhoun’s views are unpopular today because, since 1865, the Yankee-imposed education system has taught all Americans that the South’s Christian slavery was evil and that everyone is equal,” McCuen complained at the conclusion of his latest letter. “But unpopularity cannot make a truth untrue, and popularity cannot make error truth.”


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Democrat moves to impeach Trump immediately following House condemning president’s racism

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Immediately following the House of Representatives voting to condemn racist remarks by President Donald Trump, a Democrat introduced a privileged motion to impeach the president.

Rep. Al Green (D-TX) gave an impassioned speech to begin impeachment proceedings for Trump committing high crimes and misdemeanors.

"Therefore, Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States, is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office," he said.

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Trump ‘reached into the Genesis chapter of the bigot’s bible’ to attack the Squad: journalist

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President Donald Trump was condemned by the House of Representatives on Tuesday for his racist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

The resolution was passed with the support of every Democrat. The final vote was 240-187.

The text said "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color."

The resolved that the body "strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America."

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