Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...
So heavydog, tell us how slavery benefitted a poor, illiterate white during those times that did not own land and had no power in his local government. Many times they worked alongside slaves doing the same work.
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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