A few days ago, the Louisiana state legislature took up a bill that would get students to recite a portion of the Declaration of Independence in schools. One legislator objected because of the racially exclusive original meaning of “all men are created equal.”
Democrat Barbara Norton said in the state legislature last week, back in 1776 “African-Americans were slaves, and for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite the Declaration, I think it’s a little bit unfair to us.”
She argued that it doesn’t reflect the truth because only Caucasians were free back then.
“In 1776,” Norton pointed out, “Dr. King was not even born. African Americans were in slavery so since they were in slavery and the Declaration of Independence say we were all created equal, we were not created equal.”
You can watch Norton’s full comments above.
[h/t Daily Caller]
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