Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...
I would like to point out the ships responsible for eradicating the slave trade were manned to a large extent by white men forcibly recruited and confined aboard until no longer fit to serve, with no rights whatsoever. These men would have objected to being referred to as slaves, but slaves they were nonetheless.
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."
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