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"This should not be confused with civil disobedience...This is outright anarchy"

I hope libertarian hero Cliven Bundy's latest statements require only condemnation, not refutation, but the "blacks were better off during slavery" sentiment seems to be bubbling up more and more. So here's Ta-Nehisi Coates reminding us about the realities of slavery. And (via another Coates post) a reminder that things didn't get all better right after slavery (far from it). Compare the experiences of those black landowners to the Bundy family who, if Clive isn't lying, got their land thanks to a Federal government initiative and are now feeding their cattle at subsidized rates (and not even paying those rates). If Bundy really did see unemployed black people in Las Vegas, the reasons might be traced back to that discrepancy.

By fnord12 | April 24, 2014, 10:32 AM | Liberal Outrage