NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves, bringing reparations issue close to home
"Mitch McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to the descendants of American slaves, has a family history deeply entwined in the issue: Two of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, U.S. census records show."
Senate Majority Leader McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to descendants of American slaves, has family history deeply entwined in the issue: 2 of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, US census records show.
Senate Majority Leader McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to descendants of American slaves, has family history deeply entwined in the issue: 2 of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, US census records show.
Sen. Mitch McConnell's great-great-grandfathers owned 14 slaves, bringing reparations issue close to home via
Even given the derangement gripping our current politics it’s still stunning to see a major news outlet write up something like this. via
Mitch McConnell, who opposes reparations, is descended from two slave owners via
The truth comes at u fast. All the dodging & mischaracterizations in the world won’t change the fact that ur white life & power r built off the blood & sacrifice of slaves #ADOS #LineageMatters 🇺🇸 #Reparations2020
Senate Majority Leader McConnell, who said recently he opposes paying government reparations to descendants of American slaves, has family history deeply entwined in the issue: 2 of his great-great-grandfathers were slave owners, US census records show.
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, did you know ’s father was raised in Limestone County, AL, where ’s ancestors owned slaves? Sorting out who gained and lost from the past is not that hard. There is a reason some do want to do so.
Found buried in the last paragraph: “I suspect with the mobility of the American population in the 20th and 21st centuries, most of us have ancestors that owned slaves.” So... how is this news if most of us have ancestors that owned slaves?
Smart reporting.
In 2018, McConnell's net worth was estimated at $10.4 million. See: Intergenerational wealth. #Reparations
Is NBC News going to research the great-great-grandparents, and their activities between 1850-1860, of all senators, or just Mitch McConnell? Is this the first in a series?
Just wait until reporters investigate which political party fought for slavery, voted against emancipation, founded the KKK, established Jim Crowe laws & fought against the Civil Rights Act. (Hint: The Democratic Party) That story will be a bombshell
This story is advocacy, not news. It is activism, not journalism. It is why so many people lack trust in the media. It is hucksterism in support of charlatans, grifters, and conmen preying on the vulnerable.
Mitch McConnell, who opposes reparations, is descended from two slave owners via
McConnell opposes reparations because he thinks the US is beyond the effects of slavery, yet I’m sure his family’s wealth would have been just fine without his great-great-grandfathers enslaving 14 people & reaping benefits from their labor & bodies 🙄😒
Mitch McConnell, who opposes reparations, is descended from two slave owners via
Interesting. #ADOS