As the 2020 Presidential campaign heats up, Democratic candidates are offering stances on a form of reparations to lessen the generational impact of slavery.
Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich is not here for that.
The Fox News host raised eyebrows everywhere when she lamented that the United States doesn't get proper credit for ending slavery.
“They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery, but the truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed. America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.”
Katie Pavlich on Fox News only barely paraphrased: “It’s not like we still enslave people. Nobody even says ‘thank… https://t.co/bkYBSu27fJ— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1553031724.0
Host Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery reminded Pavlich that the abolition of slavery sparked the Civil War before Pavlich continued:
"My point is that We were the country that decided to end it and we're still dealing with the issue but if you want to start a problem and inflame racial tension even more, start blaming people who have nothing to do with slavery for the sin of slavery. That is not fair, that's not the American way, and we shouldn't be doing it."
The backlash was swift.
@HoarseWisperer The education system clearly failed her 🤦🏻♀️— Robin, Mother of Cats (@Robin, Mother of Cats) 1553031965.0
@HoarseWisperer Oh my God, is she serious?— Golden Eagle (@Golden Eagle) 1553031890.0
@HoarseWisperer WTF????— Susan (@Susan) 1553031886.0
@HoarseWisperer Where do they find these dimwits?— Joseph Zaza (@Joseph Zaza) 1553032678.0
Many were quick to point out one of the more glaring falsehoods in Pavlich's words.
The United States was far from the first country to abolish slavery.
No @KatiePavlich US did NOT abolish slavery first—or in full. Slavery abolishment: Spain: 1811 Sweden: 1813 Nether… https://t.co/HSCq4ST78u— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@Qasim Rashid, Esq.) 1553020315.0
@HoarseWisperer Japan banned slavery in 1590— David Butler (@David Butler) 1553032211.0
@HoarseWisperer England abolished slavery in 1833. Did this this blondie finish high school?— Random Woman (@Random Woman) 1553032061.0
@HoarseWisperer But like girlfriend knows we weren't the first country to end slavery right?!?— Angry.Sad.Motivated. (@Angry.Sad.Motivated.) 1553032525.0
@HoarseWisperer wait - she thinks america was the first to end it?— Thomas Paine ✊ (@Thomas Paine ✊) 1553031805.0
Some also pointed out the ways in which the prison system in the United States rumbles with echoes of slavery.
@dfoliver68 @HoarseWisperer The prison industrial complex has it covered, fear not.— 🛡𝗚𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗼 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀🛡 (@🛡𝗚𝗼𝗻𝘇𝗼 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘀🛡) 1553032535.0
@HoarseWisperer Umm, we just changed how it looks. Without even going into the school to prison pipeline and the pr… https://t.co/f3jBwgljde— Billyonar' Geneus' (@Billyonar' Geneus') 1553032509.0