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Bill O’Reilly believes slaves were ‘treated fairly’ when building White House

Bill O'Reilly

Photo credit: Bill O’Reilly (@oreillyfactor) via Twitter

During Michelle Obama’s remarkable speech at the Democratic National Convention, the First Lady made it a point to remind Americans of the horrid racial conditions that occurred in the is country.

“The story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” Obama said.

Bill O’Reilly decided to share his thoughts on the speech and slavery. “Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802. However, the feds did not forbid subcontractors from using slave labor,” O’Reilly said.

The statement by O’Reilly reveals how White privilege creates a lack of empathy for those who have suffered. By suggesting that slaves were “well-fed and had decent lodging,” O’Reilly is ignoring the fact that humans were abused physically, mentally and forced to work for free. The affects of slavery continues to affect the psyche of Black people today and it was the beginning of Blacks being viewed and treated like second class citizens. American slavery will always be the country’s most wicked crime and it has yet to co e to terms with such atrocities.

But there are a multitude of people who think with that same ridiculousness that is presented by O’Reilly. They fail to sympathize with the oppressed because they don’t have a desire to care for anyone of the opposite race.

O’Reilly and Fox News continue to survive by holding on to racist views and pandering to individuals who have the desires to further oppress Black people. It’s a shame that, in 2016, such a platform is still allowed to exist.


3 Comments

  1. James Hepburn on July 27, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    When are black folks going to stop looking to white folks for validation,i am a million man march alumni we took a holiday on Monday Oct 15 ,1995 (a Holy Day of Atonement)while white folks ran outta Washington DC,it been 5 century now since we have been in the terror dome and still we rise,we don,t need no validation from those folks ; that over with , God validate us. We are now in the time of the awakening,Jesus stated worship God in Spirit and Truth, he said the Truth will set us Free.and Jesus brother stated reject Satan and he will Flee from you(james5:7) Peace be unto you.

    • Malik Hunter on July 28, 2016 at 1:39 am

      @JamesHepburn It’s not about validation from white folks, it’s about white folks accepting the truth about how slavery and racism has always destroyed the black community

  2. Ggirl10 on July 29, 2016 at 1:54 am

    There was nothing good about slavery. Nobody asked for Bill O’REILLY point of view. How can Black people let go of the past when in the present it is still so much hatred and racism.