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Thu May 6, 2021, 06:47 PM

University of Louisville criticizes alum Mitch McConnell for 1619 slavery comments

Source: Louisville Courier Journal

The University of Louisville's leadership publicly criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for saying he doesn't see 1619 — often seen as the start of American slavery — as one of U.S. history's most important points.

U of L's interim senior associate vice president for diversity and equity, Dr. V. Faye Jones, sent out a campuswide email Thursday in which she said McConnell's comments "are quite troubling for American descendants of slaves, our allies and those who support us."

"To imply that slavery is not an important part of United States history not only fails to provide a true representation of the facts, but also denies the heritage, culture, resilience and survival of Black people in America," Jones said in the email.

"It also fails to give context to the history of systemic racial discrimination, the United States’ 'original sin' as Sen. McConnell called it, which still plagues us today," she continued.

Read more: https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/politics/2021/05/06/university-louisville-criticizes-mitch-mcconnell-1619-comments/4971983001/

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Thu May 6, 2021, 10:10 PM

1. bring him DOWN

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Thu May 6, 2021, 10:56 PM

2. Glad to see his own home university speak up!

I hope more do.

This banning or controlling what is taught or spoken about is a diabolical policy, a marker of a move towards autocracy.

Texas is in the process of doing it too.

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