Why Didn't They Tell You?

Dr. FRANK MARTINS COMMENTARY ON HISTORICAL, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC ISSUES OF OUR TIME

… that the word mulatto is a very racist word? The word racist is thrown around a lot nowadays, so much so that sometimes it is a stretch to accept some things that are called racist as actually racist. However, in the case of this word mulatto, there is no doubt that the label arose …

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… that the real Uncle Tom of Uncle Tom’s Cabin was not an Uncle Tom? Being called an Uncle Tom is one of the worst things a black person can be called. An Uncle Tom is as bad or worse than a Benedict Arnold. According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, Uncle Tom is a disparaging term applied …

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… about Justice Curtis’ dissenting opinion in the Dred Scott decision? One of the most famous, or perhaps I should say infamous, and controversial decisions of the United States Supreme Court was the Dred Scott decision of 1857. Dred Scott, a black slave, “who had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free …

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… that President John Quincy Adams believed that the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were also for People of African descent? Implicit in the often heard, and erroneous statement, that the U. S. Constitution made a Black Person three-fifths of a person is the idea that the high sounding ideals …

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