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It's in such bottomlessly poor taste to portray Thomas Jefferson as a Black man that I don't think I'll ever get over it. The things that man actually did to Black people, I think putting a palatable, woke sheen on him only serves to obscure the very real abuses he committed on a personal and national scale.

Racist in my opinion, history 

I've said this before, but it's ahistorical to say "well it was a different time." There wasn't ever a time when chaining people and keeping them captive wasn't shocking. We have historical accounts of contemporaries of Jefferson's saying it was incredibly fucked of him to write what he wrote while treating people the way he did.

But I guess if you don't want to cast the founders down completely, you must find a way to live with them.

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Racist in my opinion, history 

@interneteh oh wow who did that

Racist in my opinion, history 

@hope well, the musical Hamilton

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@hope @interneteh Literally the only white person in that show is the king of England

Racist in my opinion, history 

@witchfynder_finder @hope Lin Manuel Miranda got really taken by the idea that these guys were immigrants. Not realizing apparently that this is how colonizing works.

Racist in my opinion, history 

@witchfynder_finder @hope I don't mean to make anyone else angry, but this always happens to me when I think about Hamilton. He makes white colonizers Black. He erases the Indigenous people of North America. They're utterly absent. It's like he invented some new form of minstrelsy

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@interneteh @hope No yeah I always get mad when I think about Hamilton, too, it's literally just PoC singing fun songs about colonizing slave-holders and making you feel Good about America, it's trash

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@witchfynder_finder @hope Daveed Diggs seems great and is clearly a hugely charismatic talent, but some shit is just flawed from the conception

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@interneteh @hope Honestly I can't believe they got Diggs to be in that show considering what he says on clipping. records

Racist in my opinion, history 

@witchfynder_finder @hope could you fill me in on that? I don't know what you mean

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@interneteh @hope clipping. is his hip-hop project and it's some of the most vocally anti-American music you'll hear

They dropped this like 2 weeks after George Floyd was murdered and it's still THE protest song of the year, IMO:
youtube.com/watch?v=zkEAOLYasZ

Hamilton musical 

@witchfynder_finder I knew a woman who used to sing that song about the king saying "you're my favorite subject" and it was so spooky because she was in a position to be queen.

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@witchfynder_finder @interneteh I'm normally all for just putting whoever in roles that might not be written for anyone other than a white man. but it does feel... kinda like a cover up here. I'll have to reflect

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@hope @witchfynder_finder Manuel Miranda himself has admitted the people criticizing him from a historical POV have a point. So, he gets credit for that. I just feel like he created a monster and it made us even less in touch with our history. (And Americans are already so historically ignorant)

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@witchfynder_finder @interneteh blah. death to America.

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