The U.S. should get more credit for ending slavery ‘within 150 years,’ Fox panelist saysBreaking News
tags: slavery, abolition, Fox News
The debate didn’t last long before it was time to cut to commercial.
It started when Fox News personality Harris Faulkner, the co-host of “Outnumbered,” broached the subject of reparations to a group of four panelists on the Tuesday show, saying she believed it may not be the best way to create opportunity for young African Americans.
She then turned to Katie Pavlich, a Fox News contributor and editor at the conservative magazine Townhall, whose argument against reparations quickly steered the debate on a nose-dive to its quick end.
“They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery,” she began, without specifying who “they” are. “But the truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed, and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that, to move forward and try to make good on that.”
The comments puzzled some fellow panelists. Fox Business Network personality Kennedy immediately reminded Pavlich, “Well, we did have a very bloody Civil War.”
comments powered by Disqus
- Would DC Statehood Also Give the Trumps Three Electoral Votes?
- US Holocaust Survivor Who Spent Decades Fighting For Family’s Looted Art Dies
- Robert E. Lee’s Name Is Still All Over Arlington, But That Could Be Changing
- The Woman Who Paved the Way
- There’s Nothing New About Federal Meddling In Protest Movements
- Thousands of Women Fought Against the Right to Vote. Their Reasons Still Resonate Today
- After Falwell Stumbles, His Hometown Sees a Leader in Need of Redemption
- White Author Reflects On Finding, Bringing Together Descendants Of Enslaved People In His Family (Audio)
- A Milestone for Palestinian Studies
- Paul Seaver, Leading Historian of Early Modern England, Dies at 88