Louisiana lawmaker discusses viral moment: 'There's no good to slavery'

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CNN

18 dögum síðan

Louisiana State Rep. Stephanie Hilferty (R) discussed how schools and curriculum should address difficult topics, such as slavery, after an exchange with another lawmaker on the topic went viral. #CNN #News

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Think Tank
Think Tank 18 klukkustundum síðan
There was NOTHING good about HUMAN TRAFFICKING (i.e., enslavement). Ted James, and those who think like him, are insensitive about slavery because enslavement happened to the descendants of African Americans by his “forefathers.”
Harsha Yalemane
Harsha Yalemane 23 klukkustundum síðan
Probably the millions of children dying of hunger might find some good
Dolores Gonzalez
Dolores Gonzalez Degi Síðan síðan
What? 🤯
Moneysuckle
Moneysuckle 5 dögum síðan
Yeah slavery is no good that's why I sold mine
Dave Rhoden
Dave Rhoden 7 dögum síðan
Rep. Hilferty seems to be the type of Republican one can respect even if you don't agree with her.
GWEN BURGE
GWEN BURGE 8 dögum síðan
Sick minds in the eyes of God!!!!
GWEN BURGE
GWEN BURGE 8 dögum síðan
Sick minds in the eyes of God.
MEXICAN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
MEXICAN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE 8 dögum síðan
Lol black people are exploited by democrats all the time and you're too weak to notice
MEXICAN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
MEXICAN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE 8 dögum síðan
Tell china that. But yet we import all there products.
Shea Vague
Shea Vague 8 dögum síðan
Tell that to Libya
senselocke
senselocke 8 dögum síðan
Oh Lord, the irony is strong with this one. "Guy pushing law stating racism/slavery are taught too much quickly defeats his own argument by displaying his own woefully deficient knowledge of that very topic that such education should have provided." Just... wow. On a positive though, I am *very* surprised that Rep Hilferty is a Republican. The capacity and willingness to call out and contradict those in the same party has become vanishingly rare in the Republican Party. Truly, I have great respect for you for having the integrity to do so.
Sevoustion Renee
Sevoustion Renee 9 dögum síðan
He just ignorant
Sir Handsome
Sir Handsome 9 dögum síðan
Germany realizes their history. They aren’t proud of it but have and are learning from it. Is Amerikkka the new Nazi Germany?!?! Just look around and watch.
Tigerlilly
Tigerlilly 9 dögum síðan
I wonder if he would have said "the good the bad and the ugly of Holocaust" as a string of words together?
June Bug
June Bug 9 dögum síðan
Yes there was somewhat a good part to slavery we got somewhat loose from the terrorists 🌹
MrLandonweber
MrLandonweber 9 dögum síðan
Reality just gets weirder and weirder???
toya adams
toya adams 10 dögum síðan
it's a sad sort of events when someone who looks like she can be his granddaughter has to be the one to call him out...this is the same man who uttered those words...''there's no such thing as systemic racism in this country''...so that shows just how outta touch this man is...on a lighter note...thank you Ms. Hilferty for speaking out and chin checking this idiot...
Terrance Handy
Terrance Handy 10 dögum síðan
AMERICAS education system is a weak And unjust system that indoctrinate Untruths in their curriculim the whole Curriculim is nothing but lies about Everyone and everything they brung too ( AMERICA ) !
Mobley Mcfly
Mobley Mcfly 10 dögum síðan
Simpleton lol
Automotive Locksmith
Automotive Locksmith 10 dögum síðan
Fire him now
R. O.
R. O. 11 dögum síðan
There is some serious mental health issues in america, even lawmakers thinking slavery had good parts... Yikes 😬
Mi Ra
Mi Ra 11 dögum síðan
Free labor
Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith 11 dögum síðan
If a person has no disposable income they are a slave. Having a job that pays is just a shell game.
Tito Dunklin
Tito Dunklin 11 dögum síðan
They want to downplay the history of slavery because they want to bring it back
Zncv Mxbv
Zncv Mxbv 11 dögum síðan
Good and bad are relative and completely subjective. Likeminded people with the same subjective beliefs tend to create an environment that allows their once subjective views to become objective. By associating production value and infrastructure development to slavery you can see that some old economists and racist business folks would deem those as good parts of slavery because there is an objective metric to compare with being economic impact. This is probably what he is referring to but what else could he possibly be talking about?
Christopher Wolfgang
Christopher Wolfgang 11 dögum síðan
Slavery is bad! That's all you need to know about it. So are Nazi's! Not hard to say.
ScienceBitch
ScienceBitch 11 dögum síðan
They can teach slavery and how Africans sold other Africans to the Europeans, then we can move past blaming everything on white Americans that immigrated after WWI
Truth'b Told
Truth'b Told 11 dögum síðan
@3:10 the fear in the obvious truth ; would cause for future generations to anger, question , confront, research and revolutionize ....this notion in itself is why it has been buried. We must begin to discard the filters placed on absolute truth, and understand our history through a transparent lense....only then can we begin to heal all wounds.
QUENISHA WELLS
QUENISHA WELLS 11 dögum síðan
What good?
Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan 11 dögum síðan
There’s no good in slavery if you are the slave.
MrHali1988
MrHali1988 11 dögum síðan
It's an expression, like the move title "the good the bad the ugly" that's it.
OneForAll
OneForAll 11 dögum síðan
WE THE PEOPLE DONT ACCEPT YOUR APOLOGY! OLG HAG! Thinking they can clean everything up with an apology, you cant bring people back from death with an apology, you cant get years of life back from wrongful convictions with a sorry, just leave us beautiful and very intriguing blacks tf alone! And he got laughed at! There is NO good side to slavery! Thank you sis! We appreciate you for speaking up!
MrCeora
MrCeora 11 dögum síðan
Actually I think his comment just showed and unconscious level of "disregard" for the trauma of this thing called american slavery. A "disregard" not intended, but just not being able to empathize fully. That's one problem with too many in our society that prevents us from finding solutions to systematic racism, empathy.
Werethekau
Werethekau 11 dögum síðan
We Black people teach our kids what was done to our Ancestors so that they will NEVER forget. We want them to know what happened to their Ancestors.
mike askme
mike askme 11 dögum síðan
Here people let me translate from "Asshole" language to "Humanity" language, for you all. Basically what the man is saying, we can learn and discuss anything, just as long as it does not upset the white kids in our class room. If we are for example discussing American history, and the topic is "Westward Expansion" we can discuss that it happened, but dont you dare mention Native Americans living on lands whites wanted, or how about how we gained all if not most of the South Western states, we can discuss those states but dont you dare discuss the war based on a lie and how we basically told Mexico if they did not let go of those territories we would take over Mexico. You guys know what i mean, anything that dulls the lie we have fed our children for years. Anyone who does not understand that notion that history is fluid, should never be writing policy dealing with education, never ever.
STAIR FARCE 1
STAIR FARCE 1 11 dögum síðan
✈ COME HOLD MUH MALARKEY
Ian Walker
Ian Walker 11 dögum síðan
In my opinion, most "good/modern" things we have today or have produced over the centuries, have soul crushing levels of ugly hiding behind them. Modern society at large is still waiting on the redemption arc, but modern farming/meat packing, human rights violations the world over in manufacturing, and pollution are some of the big ones.. I believe in teaching in the opposite way. What I mean is we need to start examining modern problems from the ugly forward. If you showed kids across classrooms the world over the real cost of modern society it would be hard on them, but if you can get generation after generation wired to see the ugly, be equipped and empowered to reduce the ugly as much as possible, reduce some of the bad if possible, and maintain as much good as possible. I think we could see a change in the way the whole planet thinks. Not focus on the good things that come from places, then finally sometime later in the child's education address some of the ugly. As a kid this left me feeling guilty and unable to change things.
Christopher Mills
Christopher Mills 12 dögum síðan
The only 'good' I can think of is the Underground Railroad, the abolutionists, and the Emancipation Proclamation but those were all against slavery.
Frank Morgan
Frank Morgan 12 dögum síðan
Thank you , it is a shame she was the only one with strenth to say something. God Bless
Keegan
Keegan 12 dögum síðan
Don’t you dare compare slavery to the Holocaust???? What the hell is wrong with these people?
Roy Gutierrez
Roy Gutierrez 12 dögum síðan
Next the right will start saying the good pedophiles not the bad ones lol.
Kellee Williams
Kellee Williams 12 dögum síðan
😱
Don James
Don James 12 dögum síðan
No development of 'critical thinking' in the young, is there ..? The vagueness allows 'misinterpretation' to be used as reason to subvert actualities with 'autocracy' as the goal in today's GOP enclave ..!
C O'Neal Black
C O'Neal Black 12 dögum síðan
Best answer ever!
James Rogers
James Rogers 12 dögum síðan
Are you kidding me? He totally meant it! People like him think there is good to slavery! Do not be fooled!
Hugh Armstrong
Hugh Armstrong 12 dögum síðan
Are these people living in the real world? What good is there in any form of slavery?
faye forbes
faye forbes 12 dögum síðan
Well what ever really I wish I do mean a damn wish if was possible that he and many others like him and her's can go back in time and trade places with the people who were slaves and take there place and live that 400+Year's of that life he wouldn't be so quick to say what ever and absolutely not the use of the words the good of slavery yeah it was good for the oppressor but not the oppressed I'm glad the lady said something he just as worse and many others like him a pile of hot sh**t
jisezer
jisezer 12 dögum síðan
Don't make excuses for him, he wants to wipe out the entire curriculum for civil rights and teach children that racism doesn't exist while still being so insensitive as to say that some parts of slavery must have been good. There's no excuse for this man
El Cruzer
El Cruzer 12 dögum síðan
Their aim is not just to prevent change and progress, but to go backwards. To Jim Crow and beyond to pre-civil war days.
bryanpl2010
bryanpl2010 12 dögum síðan
While we at it Let's talk about the good part of police brutality or the kkk or the jan 6 terrorists
JM Negroni
JM Negroni 12 dögum síðan
The great part about slavery was that it ended
righteousdavis777
righteousdavis777 12 dögum síðan
It should be taken out of schools..Why It will have backlash..You will be sorry...Get rid of it or pay the cost..
Roland Taylor
Roland Taylor 12 dögum síðan
RIGHT..... She just showed herself up too.
My language trainer
My language trainer 12 dögum síðan
If there are Good aspects And if it is such thing of Good side of slavery, why doesnt he, becomes a slave, simple as that.
forgotten Ones
forgotten Ones 12 dögum síðan
Shes insanely well spoken jesus christ
DeckerdSmeckerd
DeckerdSmeckerd 12 dögum síðan
We need more reps of this caliber.
I Pleedafif
I Pleedafif 12 dögum síðan
The trail of tears and the genocide of natives is a very small chapter in most history books. This goes all the up to college level classes.
Tigerlilly
Tigerlilly 9 dögum síðan
THANK YOU. This is terrible and bull, literally a half of a paragraph page in my school books. Disgusting.
Marochka Minkeng
Marochka Minkeng 13 dögum síðan
My only question is why did he choose slavery as an example? Of all the historical events in history , why did that white man go for that one ?
Ranika
Ranika 13 dögum síðan
Should never have voted him in
Wayne Pharell
Wayne Pharell 13 dögum síðan
If it was a black 🖤 woman that said that it would have meant nothing, this country will never change,what about the wealth of what blacks created talk about that,and she wasn't so much against him either
For Ever
For Ever 13 dögum síðan
I have taught my kids no color now her kindergarten teacher had the audacity to ask a black student what they thought of when black children could not attend school with white children 😒 how does a white woman ask a 5 year that ugh 😑I'm so over this teaching 😑
For Ever
For Ever 13 dögum síðan
Schools teach racism period.
D S
D S 13 dögum síðan
There is a good to slavery. It teaches you that hatred is wrong.
Vivienne Schwarcz
Vivienne Schwarcz 13 dögum síðan
All schools across the planet, need to teach the history of the how wealth was created in places like America, all royal families, various corporations, banks etc etc, was built on the backs of slavery, piracy, invasion, murder, genocide. 🤦🏻‍♀️ certainly not from niceness or respect for human life. We are not good mammals. We are earth’s biggest threat. We are the pest systematically destroying all we touch.
James Severino
James Severino 13 dögum síðan
Wooowwwwwwwwwww. That's in the annals of History! No backtracking.wowwwwwwww! I think he was reading from his papers. Probably an outline there? Year after year the Republican party rears its ugly head, and it's numerous times per year. And hopefully voters will hold them accountable in 22 and 24.
Ann Suddith
Ann Suddith 13 dögum síðan
Black children are not safe in school. Parents need too keep their kids safe on line or see if you have someone with in the community trusted too teach.Black churches should help like before, get involved to save our black children, Biden said America is not racist.
J T
J T 13 dögum síðan
Sure take a general statement trying to make it so its not attacking current day white folks and twist it up. No history of slavery has been taught to be "good" . This "gotcha" moment is exactly what the media loves. So sick.
El Cruzer
El Cruzer 12 dögum síðan
@J T It's not anything against White people in general, it's about White racist lawmakers who don't belong in public office.
J T
J T 12 dögum síðan
@El Cruzer I tend to try to be an optimist and not so pessimistic. I don't try and think the worst right off the bat about someone, kind of like what going on in our country right now with black folks. They don't want to be portrayed or perceived as something for the way they look, aND I don't blame them for that. Same situation applies here. I believe he meant well, and to not make it so "one sided" against white people. That creates division
El Cruzer
El Cruzer 12 dögum síðan
Unguarded moments like this reveal the person. If it wasn't recorded he would deny saying it. So yeah I don't think it was wrong to show him saying stupid, racist things. It exposed him.
J T
J T 12 dögum síðan
@Chris Sobo hope that wasn't to my reply. There was something good that came from slavery......WE NEVER DO IT AGAIN!! America learned alot of valuable lessons on both sides of that. It helped shape current human rights as we know it.
Chris Sobo
Chris Sobo 12 dögum síðan
Cut the shit. Really.
jmiogo
jmiogo 13 dögum síðan
It’s a common phrase. He got caught, rightly. Adults would end it there, but we’re in the age of sensationalized nonsense and find profit in the mistakes of others. We deserve the shithole we’re cultivating.
Chris Sobo
Chris Sobo 12 dögum síðan
Maybe in your circles. Yeah, as an adult you're responsible for what you say
Da Coach
Da Coach 13 dögum síðan
Context is everything , obviously he meant every part of slavery not just what’s being thought.
Afro kitsune
Afro kitsune 13 dögum síðan
shes just up there trying to stop the money from leaving the state thats all.
PancakesAnd Wine
PancakesAnd Wine 13 dögum síðan
She’s backtracking to cya. What the guy meant was the good side to slavery was the financial benefits for a lot of people. They don’t care or want to acknowledge the untold human cost of those financial benefits though. And, if you only got the benefits he doesn’t care about the costs.
mical2great
mical2great 13 dögum síðan
Yal should of made him go into detail. Like sir please explain the "good parts of slavery" and you'll see how racist he really is
mical2great
mical2great 13 dögum síðan
Lmaoo u don't wanna teach shit thats shows how terrible your states history is and this is your states rep 🤣.
Adam Martinez
Adam Martinez 13 dögum síðan
Tell me you're racially ignorant, without telling me you're racially ignorant:..
Ethan allen
Ethan allen 13 dögum síðan
There were many good things in and out of slavery!! Slavery WAS bad. Period. But it’s like watching Chicago sports. The teams ARE BAD! But there will be a play here or there that’s impressive. Excuse the analogy. But slavery bred an art movement, crusine, a beautiful mix of people, an entire culture. And don’t forget slavery bred AMERICA!
AJ Baltoy
AJ Baltoy 13 dögum síðan
New Orleans with open arms? You mean to steal my wallet while I think I'm getting a hug? 😂
Tail Gunner
Tail Gunner 13 dögum síðan
Now this is bad! The MAGA -Q Anon cult says it was good ,so no questioning here! They should stand all in line to applaud and hail the beloved Fuhrer Trump! We should also talk about the good of the K.K.K. I guess. GOP is floating into a nightmare they call reality,filled with their own despicable lies and hatred,GOP will never be about politics but about division,hatred, us against them and foremost about the BIG BELOVED LEADER.
Tail Gunner
Tail Gunner 11 dögum síðan
@El Cruzer More extreme is not likely,but he has started a authoritarian movement. The evangelicals and QAnon fools will keep supporting that,they thrive by divisiveness and hatred and they are not very intelligent.
El Cruzer
El Cruzer 12 dögum síðan
Their leider is in his 70's, he won't be around forever. I'm worrying about what's going to happen after. Will they fade away without him or re-group under someone stronger, smarter and more extreme?
Mimosa Chan
Mimosa Chan 13 dögum síðan
Holy crap. I'm so glad I left Louisiana.
sunlink
sunlink 13 dögum síðan
wow... there is no good to slavery ?? who would of thought that ...?? .... well better go tell the south we are going to war less they abolish it right now. hope everyone has fun at Lincolns speech tonight, i heard its gonna be a head of its time.
Bill G
Bill G 13 dögum síðan
It was a mistake, he misspoke
Benjamin Stubblefield
Benjamin Stubblefield 13 dögum síðan
You are missing the point completely! That ignorant, arrogant guy has no business telling anyone what they can learn!
Sebastian Rook
Sebastian Rook 13 dögum síðan
👏🏿👏🏿👏👏Thank you Ma'am!👏🏿👏🏿👏👏
Terri Quinn
Terri Quinn 13 dögum síðan
Wtf there's no good in evil including slavery. Anyone who feels there's a positive side to maintaining my oppression and advocate for the loss of my liberty is my enemy.
David Mansfield
David Mansfield 13 dögum síðan
it is a popular Republican talking point. They do not want anything negative the US has done or stood for being taught to kids. They see it as teaching kids to "hate America" rather than teaching them our real history. Trump even echoed it as president.
Dolores Williams
Dolores Williams 13 dögum síðan
The GOP is showing again and it again how racist they are.
Geno Bourn
Geno Bourn 13 dögum síðan
This is 2021. Slavery will.never , ever exist again! Anyone want to challenge me on that? ( ( Ret.21yr.Vet) Note: BRING IT!!!
Mojo Joji
Mojo Joji 13 dögum síðan
Lots of kkk members watched that shit and was like “yell yea bruthör” smh
Kirk from The Marshall Report
Kirk from The Marshall Report 13 dögum síðan
I don’t get why anyone would vote for a republican unless they are a racist. The evidence is overwhelming, it’s just too bad that Christianity and every other God based belief that currently exists brainwashes so many people to not be able to understand how evidence works.
phantom samurai
phantom samurai 13 dögum síðan
So what's this actually about then stop teaching some parts of history in schools?because if it is then that's kinda stupid.
Xela
Xela 13 dögum síðan
Wow cnn, nice job of cutting the clip early and blowing everything way out of proportion. He immediately realized his bad use of a phrase and the bill clearly wasn't understood by either person on this video. Maybe some more research should be done here before we rush to crucify someone. He is still an ass though.
Floater 24
Floater 24 13 dögum síðan
Since the beginning or human life the world has been built by slaves of all races
Relying Moore
Relying Moore 13 dögum síðan
wat a joke
Rabid Riley
Rabid Riley 13 dögum síðan
Well i know this is not PC but maybe it's okay to look for what could be good outcomes from slavery. I agree it is abhorrent and needs to be exposed but you wouldn't have those world class basketball teams without it, or many of the awesome black Americans who have given so much to your culture and mine.
Mac Ben Marcus
Mac Ben Marcus 13 dögum síðan
She just stated the obvious and I don’t trust her or the chairman. Politicians
Jose Castro
Jose Castro 13 dögum síðan
Wouldn’t free labor be “good” from the oppressors point of view?
Tigerlilly
Tigerlilly 9 dögum síðan
As an economic model "freely given labor" sure but "enslaved free labor" absolutely not. You have to have the full descriptor. Consider, Marriage freedom is good, yes? but marriage freedom between a 50 year old and a 10 year is not. In all things context matters.
Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke 13 dögum síðan
Slavery& the holocaust dont compare , slaves had no choice in the matter , holocaust victims had lots of time to escape before the war began , slaves were never recompensed & our mistreatment continues ' Even 'til this day .
Valerie Quince
Valerie Quince 13 dögum síðan
Republican Irony is the desire to relate "Their Party" to Abraham Lincoln. Un-F'n real.
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