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Arkansas Rep. Jon Hubbard: Slavery Was ‘Blessing in Disguise’ For Blacks

Arkansas Republican Rep Jon Hubbard is in hot water for some outrageously ignorant views.

Among them: Slavery was a blessing in disguise for Black people, black students generally lack discipline and ambition, and integration resulted in white students dropping “to the level of black students.”

From the Grio:

Hubbard writes:

… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (pages 183-89)

And Hubbard doesn’t stop there.  The Arkansas Times reported Friday morning on Hubbard’s extremism.  The right-wing conservative has argued that black students lack discipline and ambition.  Even claiming that “white students dropped to the level of black students,” through the integration of schools.

… one of the stated purposes of school integration was to bring black students up to a level close to that of white students. But, to the great disappointment of everyone, the results of this theory worked exactly in reverse of its intended purpose, and instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students. To make matters worse the lack of discipline and ambition of black students soon became shared by their white classmates, and our educational system has been in a steady decline ever since. (Page 27)

Hubbard questions, “wouldn’t life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?”

Read more at thegrio.com

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