2010-03-20

White People Help Me Understand Glenn Beck And White Slavery In America?



OK I know that some white people are upset a black man became President. I just didn't know that there was modern day white slavery in America. I also don't understand how in the 3/5ths compromise did not treat black slaves as 3/5ths of a person for tax purposes?

I mean this is a great summary of the 3/5ths compromise:

The three-fifths compromise was an agreement between Southern and Northern states reached during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, during which the basic framework of the United States was established. Under this compromisecompromisecompromise, slaves were counted as three-fifths of a human being for the purpose of taxation and representation in Congress. As a result, slave-owners and the Southern states got a deal deal of political clout.


Seems to me black people (slaves) for the purpose of taxes and representation was only 3/5ths of a human being according to the Constitution. So yeah, we were 3/5ths of a person. I guess that is better than livestock.

I'm amazed that this man has an audience, but I guess the angry white people pissed off that we now have a black man in charge, need something to get them riled up. I mean honestly, were we talking about white slavery when W. was in office, or during the last census?

Also white people, when did minorities become more valuable than white people? What was this assessed value? What is this minority money he talks about? Where is my minority money? Did I forfeit it when I married a white man?

What is white slavery in today's America?

So white people explain or answer my questions for me. I don't quite understand it.

PS: For all those who plan to identify themselves as "American" instead of choosing a race on the census. I am going to assume "American" is white, as in Glenn Beck's world and for people like him, the only true Americans are white. Maybe the census should too.