Tucker Carlson guest tells African-Americans "you need to move on" from slavery
Mark Steyn: "Slavery was abolished a century and a half ago. Nobody alive today has a grandparent who was a slave"
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From the February 21 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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MARK STEYN (GUEST): This is disturbing if reparations is becoming a mainstream position. It's particularly absurd, I think, for Elizabeth Warren to be in favor of that. This is someone who, in a sense, has benefited from a fake appropriation of racial grievance - as you know the business about her Being 1/1,024th Native American presumably. And, yet, presenting herself as Harvard Law School's first woman of color. That's what happens when you actually get into this sort of neo-apartheid of racial classification. And I find it particularly absurd.
I mean, when Kamala Harris says people are not starting from the same point - slavery was abolished a century and a half ago. Nobody alive today has a grandparent who was a slave. And in that sense I think you reach a point where, you know, you need to move on. I mean, the reparations thing, eventually as the decades goes by becomes ridiculous. I'm Canadian I think you guys should give us reparations because if you hadn't had the revolution, we'd have the whole continent would now be Canada. And if you were going to steal our land from us and drive the loyalists out, Tucker, you could have at least divided the continent east-west so we Canadians weren't hold up in the cold bit.
This is nothing real. This is nothing real to the lived experience of people of all kinds of identities today.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): It's all so bad though. It's really divisive.