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LETTER: A great lesson in wokeism and the 1619 project

Fauquier Times-Democrat

Cover picture for the articleThe first thing one must learn about our woke brethren is if you don’t agree with their principles, they won’t attack yours — they’ll attack your character. [“Our nation needs to learn from history before we can move ahead,” Fauquier Times, July 14.] In my case, out of the gate I am a white supremacist with a 400-year history behind me. As such, I received my K-12 education in Pennsylvania and would have fought against slavery, which would have put me in good company with those soldiers buried no more than a bicycle ride on R-29N — hallowed ground, as some signs say along the way.

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Retired Vet

I am curious, so I have to ask. Even though my ignorance will instantly put a label on me. Was Juneteenth known to every Black person before 2019? Was it celebrated in the streets? I need to know because I only became aware of it last year (2020) when a celebration was planned in Mobile. I encouraged our Mayor to organize a parade that started in Mobile, and ended in a city known as Africa Town. A town where there are true descendants of African Slaves. And yet, I didn’t know it existed either - until last year when the Clotilde wreckage was discovered on the shoreline of a local river near Africa Town. The Clotilde was the last ship that brought African Slaves to “The New World”, which later became America. This history needs to be taught. It doesn’t segregate. It doesn’t attack skin color. It tells history.

Richard Moore

More junk. We already have a pandemic in the country, issues with China, Russia, even Cuba. We do have economic issues getting back to normal so we do not always have time for Black this and Black that.

Matthew Cloud

This is the thing the left is trying to give black people cloture with Juneteenth and it's not working remember 15 or so years ago Kwansa to replace Christmas did not stick and this to will pass.


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