I remember when Henry Louis Gates began his Finding your Roots show on PBS and he appeared to delight in finding a slave owner ancestor in a white guests ancestry! I read somewhere that guest Ben Affleck pushed back on this and requested that this be edited out of the show. When he told actress Tea Leoni that she had a slave owner in her ancestry he seemed a bit surprised when she rightly told him that had nothing to do with her! Great answer, like finding you are related to John Wilkes Booth or Lee Harvey Oswald.

The other day on The View or as I call it The Spew, Condi Rice said this about about Critical Race Theory “I want black kids to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I don’t need to make white kids feel bad about being white. As the grandfather of both beautiful white and black grandkids I couldn’t agree more with her. We have got to get past the partisan people of color versus partisan people who are white before it is too late for all of us!

And that is all I’m going to say about that!

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