Fox guest falsely claims Republicans didn't own slaves and had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan

Fox guest falsely claims Republicans didn't own slaves and had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan

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From the June 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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LARRY ELDER (TALK RADIO HOST): Only about 5% of white people have any sort of generational connection to slavery. The government did not own slaves. Republicans did not own slaves. Democrats owned slaves. Democrats founded the KKK. Democrats opposed 13th amendment, the 14th amendment, the 15th amendment. As a percentage of the party, more Republicans voted for Civil Rights Act of 1964 than did Democrats. Maybe Democrats ought to sue themselves for reparations.

Previously:

Fox & Friends guest: Black families were better off as slaves

Tucker Carlson's argument against reparations: Black Americans already receive aid from the government

Laura Ingraham guest says 600,000 slaves were brought to America but 620,000 people died in the Civil War so reparations are unnecessary

Posted In
Diversity & Discrimination, Race & Ethnicity, Racial Justice
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Larry Elder
Show/Publication
FOX & Friends
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