To the editor: I used to be flawed. I assumed the Republicans have been attempting to take us again to the Nineteen Fifties. However
Ron DeSantis remarks in regards to the attainable advantages of slavery hark
again to antebellum apologists who used scientific racism to justify slavery. Certainly, what Republicans actually need to do is take us again to the early nineteenth Century.
Margaret Hamilton, Portland, Ore…
To the editor: When the Florida Board of Training put forth examples (in a listing masterfully debunked by Michael Hiltzik) of how sure African People benefited from the talents they realized as slaves, they missed some of the sensible examples ever: Robert Smalls. As a slave he realized methods to navigate a large ship into and out of Accomplice Charleston Harbor in order that he may later dupe his proprietor in 1862 and navigate the ship (together with its provide of heavy artillery) quietly out of the harbor as a present to Union forces. Oh, after stopping to choose up his household alongside the way in which.
Russ Woody, Studio Metropolis..
To the editor: The phrases slavery and advantages ought to by no means be spoken in the identical sentence. Its abhorrent.
Marlene Bronson, Los Angeles
To the editor: Between DeSantis remark about Black individuals having parlayed their time as slaves into turning into blacksmiths, and the dearth of any factual accuracy widespread to the examples cited by Florida training officers to assist their new educating requirements, one cant assist however discover the phrase dumb as an anvil most applicable.
Ted Rosenblatt, Pacific Palisades