The New Hampshire Union Leader reported on Wednesday on a local dimension of Racist Week, which, of course, happened on Facebook.
“Slavery later on in the American South was not about the color of the skin of the slaves but their value as workers on the plantations,” Horn said.
“The U.S. had abolitionists since the start, people who felt slavery wasn’t moral but they weren’t enslaving black people because they were black. They were bringing in these folks because they were available.”
“What they were looking at was whether they were fit enough to do the demanding work that needed to be done. It was an economic reality.”