Descended from slave owners? <br>”According to documents he said he received recently.” <br>Did anyone think otherwise? The arrogance of whiteness, they get to enslave, decide whether reparations will be paid and how.<br><br>””McConnell benefited like any other individual, family or country would benefit – through the accumulation of generational wealth and privilege directly tied to the beastial submersion of other human beings into a system of long-term free labor and breeding,” Ricky L. Jones, chair of the Pan-African Studies Department at the University of Louisvile, told the Louisville Courier-Journal of the USA TODAY Network.<br><br>”The benefits are far-reaching and innumerable,” Jones said.<br><br>Faced with similar findings, O’Rourke views his family history in a different light, using his ancestry to instead argue in support of reparations. <br><br>”They were able to build wealth on the backs and off the sweat of others, wealth that they would then be able to pass down to their children and their children’s children,” O’Rourke said of two of his great-great-great grandfathers. <br><br>”The way that fortune was passed through the generations from Andrew to me, misfortune was passed through the generations from Rose and Eliza to their descendants who are alive today,” O’Rourke wrote. “

Descended from slave owners?
"According to documents he said he received recently."
Did anyone think otherwise? The arrogance of whiteness, they get to enslave, decide whether reparations will be paid and how.

""McConnell benefited like any other individual, family or country would benefit – through the accumulation of generational wealth and privilege directly tied to the beastial submersion of other human beings into a system of long-term free labor and breeding," Ricky L. Jones, chair of the Pan-African Studies Department at the University of Louisvile, told the Louisville Courier-Journal of the USA TODAY Network.

"The benefits are far-reaching and innumerable," Jones said.

Faced with similar findings, O'Rourke views his family history in a different light, using his ancestry to instead argue in support of reparations.

"They were able to build wealth on the backs and off the sweat of others, wealth that they would then be able to pass down to their children and their children’s children," O'Rourke said of two of his great-great-great grandfathers.

"The way that fortune was passed through the generations from Andrew to me, misfortune was passed through the generations from Rose and Eliza to their descendants who are alive today," O'Rourke wrote. "

Beto O'Rourke says he is descended from slave owners, supports reparations to unite 'two Americas'

The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.
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