Saturday, April 19, 2014

RP: A Continuation of My Last Posting (which ended when HACKERS destroyed the formatting) . . .

REPRINTED from here:


The first Statue of Liberty given to the US by France was a Black woman that the US turned down so France replaced that one with the version currently in New York harbor. This Black Lady Liberty also made by France is found on the Island of St. Martin. 

French historian Edouard de Laboulaye, chairman of the French Anti-Slavery Society, together with sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, proposed to the French government that the people of France should present the United States – through the American Abolitionist Society – the gift of a Statue of Liberty in recognition of the Black soldiers who won the Civil War in the United States, earning themselves their freedom. It was widely known then that it was Black soldiers who played the pivotal role in winning the war, and this gift was supposed to be a tribute to their prowess.

When the statue was presented to the U.S. Minister to France in 1884, it was rejected on the notion that the dominant view of the broken shackles would be offensive to a defeated U.S. South, who despised their former captives and would not want to be faced with a constant reminder of Blacks winning their freedom. 

This statue looks downright HUMAN!!!

This begins with the fact that the USA STOLE nearly half of Mexico's territory in the 1840s -- and ends with Bill Clinton acknowledging one of HIS actions that helped Arkansas, but left Haiti unable to FEED itself like it had previously:

19 Reasons Latin Americans Come To The U.S. That Have Nothing To Do With The American Dream
The conventional wisdom says that most Latin American migrants who come to the United States are looking for a better life, inspired by the "American Dream." And it's hard to deny that there's a lot of truth in...
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