Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...
There are many myths that get repeated so often that people aren't even allowed to challenge them. How many times have you heard it said that employers posted "Irish need not apply" signs in the late 1800s? Nobody has even been able to find any of those signs or a photograph of them. Or that Herbert Hoover's government did nothing in 1930-32 to try to thwart the depression. Or that FDR's administration ended the depression. Or that the stock crash of 1929 "caused" the depression. All of these myths are designed for a purpose.
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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