Three-term Brooklyn congressman Yvette Clarke insists that the Dutch were enslaving her fellow blacks as late as 1898. There must be something to add to this but every once in awhile, stunning stupidity and ignorance just leaves me in breathless awe.
UPDATE: Back from where I was and it turns out I do have something to add to this. Think of what this stupid person’s comments reveal: she has no idea of local (she represents Brooklyn) or even American history, an ignorance so profound that she clearly doesn’t know who fought in the American Revolution, if she’s ever heard of that rebellion at all, no idea when the Dutch were driven from power in New York, by whom, and apparently believes that her grandfather was a slave. This lady actually represents the United States of America and plays a powerful role in deciding how your life will be governed and run. Keep your powder dry.
UPDATE II: And read this and weep:
United States Representative Yvette D. Clarke is a product of the New York City Public School System, Rep. Clarke received a scholarship to Oberlin College and was a recipient of the prestigious APPAH/Sloan Fellowship in Public Policy and Policy Analysis.