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“When slavery was first abolished, to say that that was a radical change would be an understatement,” Palin said. “In fact, it’s a historical one. So, today, when everything everybody seems to be talking about are illegal immigrants and their status, maybe it’s time to make another equally radical – no, scratch that – historical change that would bring the attention of the public back to the real problem – the black community in the US.”
Asked to further elaborate, Palin openly said: “What I’m talking about is realizing the pastor’s idea somewhat indirectly – bringing back slavery, only this time making it voluntary. That way, the people would be able to have the best of both worlds. On one hand, black families would become as strong as before, and on the other, it would reduce pressure on the already tense relationship between white people and the black community, not to mention that it would put down the racial fires all across the US once and for all.”
According to Webster’s Dictionary, slavery as a noun means, “the state of being a slave :the practice of owning slaves.” There is no meaning of slavery as Palin described it in the interview. All the definitions of slavery are related to owning other human beings as property.
Sarah Palin seems absolutely unaware of the fact that a white person telling African-Americans that they misinterpreted the term slavery reeks of both white privilege and racism.
originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic
Sarah Palin Tells Black People That They Misinterpreted the Word Slavery