Gop Rep Says Slavery was a Blessing for Black People

Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro, Arkansas has gotten some national attention for recent remarks that he made about slaver in his new book.  The book, “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative,” lays out some of Hubbard’s thoughts about America, race and all the other things that guys like him get frustrated about.

One of the most interesting parts of the book is when Hubbard basically said that slavery was a blessing for black people:

“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” (Pages 183-89)

Hubbard goes on to say that African Americans should thank their lucky stars that their ancestors were kidnapped and taken away from their families.  He says that given the conditions of sub-Saharan, slavery was a better condition:

African Americans must “understand that even while in the throes of slavery, their lives as Americans are likely much better than they ever would have enjoyed living in sub-Saharan Africa.” “Knowing what we know today about life on the African continent, would an existence spent in slavery have been any crueler than a life spent in sub-Saharan Africa?” (Pages 93 and 189)

Hubbard also said that African Americans don’t value education, which is part of the reason that they are not successful in America:

“Wouldn’t life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?” (Page 184)


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  1. Rev. George Brooks at 9:21 am

    While I absolutely hate this message and the messenger, I am somewhat glad that some of these white folks (I’m black) are getting on us black folks, because hopefully it will make up start to realize that “we ain’t got it made,” as so many of us since integration have been feeling. And maybe this kind of hateful talk will cause us to get up off of our behinds, UNITE, and start doing for ourselves. Even President Obama is nothing but a puppet on a string for whites, and especially a whole crew of Jews who are really controlling him and the White House. And even with these so-call black blog websites, I’ll bet anyone that this one, Your Black World, and all of the rest are being bossed and controlled by whites and Jews. Which I have been trying to find out who is behind them, but Boyce Watkins and others will not speak to this issue. Because it means that they are limited in what subject matter, and which individuals, they can jump on. Have you heard any blowing out of any Jew on any of these so-call black websites, on any issue? It’s because they are “bought and sold Negroes, too.” — Rev. George

  2. Rev. George Brooks at 9:30 am

    Second comment: I just recently found out that BLACK VOICES is now on the Huffington Post plantation. Now, ain’t that sickening? Which limits their freedom of speech, and prevents them from getting on the case of folks that these whites at Huff say they cannot talk about, no matter if the whites have slapped these blacks mommas. If Huff says no, that’s it. So wake up black folks, and stop begging and hanging around de white folks plantation, with your hands out. NOW, will you Boyce Watkins, Moi, the Grio, and others tell us who their white masters are? And whose toes they had better not step on? I think Your BLack World has even cut me off, simply because I want them to become free. — Rev. George Brooks

  3. Rev. George Brooks at 1:04 pm

    Is Rep. Jon Hubbard also willing to say that the Jews enslaved in Egypt for 400 year was a blessing to them? And the answer to that is N-O ! Beause we is far too chicken to say that to ANY Jew, anwhere on earth. Now isn’t that right, Hubbard? However, I will certainly be putting it to Jews, via the media, that he seems to be insinuating this to be true of them also. And I will also say that maybe Iran or some of the other Muslim groups need to come this way and cast these evil, Satanic white Christians in slavery for many years, and change their hateful ways. — Rev. George Brooks

  4. Bernice at 8:02 pm

    Most of the times I don’t read what people sick people have to say. But, ths time I read Hubbard’s article because I really wanted to know what the crazys have to say. You know when Europe releasted The crazys from it’s jails and institutions, to follow many other sick people, like Chris Columbus, out on the world, these people did not die. Their seeds stilll lives in a lot of people all over the world. America has a lot of them. What makes it so sad is that Europe did not want them. Now the rest of the world has to suffer because they won’t die.

  5. Lisa Mendizabal at 3:24 am

    Reading people's response to this article I am surprised that no one has brought up the fact that in sub Sahara Africa they Africans would not have such a terrible life if it were not Europeans " exploring" and exploiting it for centuries for its rich minerals, gemstones, oil and other resources. I was not raised to see people as less than because of their origin or the color of their skin but by their contributions to society, to their communities, families, charities/ causes, creativity etc. that people can see humanity as segmented people's and believe that one segment is inferior or superior sickens me. We are all humans and we all are capable of amazing greatness whether good or evil. I want to see a world of goodness, light, love, and joy. I refuse to look at a person and discard them based on their " race" or completion or perceived origin. I stand up and say NO. Do not but people down.. Enough is enough hopefully my generation and those after mine can help eradicate this type of philosophy.

    • Lisa Mendizabal at 3:31 am

      I cannot wait for the era of racism to finally end. We cannot expect success, happiness and holiness/sacredness harbor such destructive hate in our hearts.

  6. Shakir at 9:35 am

    And still we worship the white image as G’d in African-americans churches…and will argue we dont….What this white image fail ( gop ) to realize that if we African in americans where left in African, African would be Greater on all levels then america…We the enslaved in american is what made american Great…not his lies.

  7. Gregroy Shakir at 2:51 pm

    And African-american still worship a white image in their holy books and churches and will argue they don't! smh…What this lawmaker fail to understand is that , if African americans where left in African, African would be greater then america, we were stolen to bless american not the other way around…add up all the invention , social progress of america, religious philosophy, sports achivement…ect ect of the slaves hail back to the free movement of the whites and you will see the true picture emerg , we are americas blessing and not its recipients. The founding father even stole the consitution from Morocco , African.

  8. Yvonne Richardson at 12:33 am

    I’m so happy this old Racist is no longer representing anyone. I just had a conversation with a friend who’s a Social Worker, this is exactly what we were arguing about, they can’t help themselves, the. Prejudiced will always speak the loudest trying to sell a messed up bill of goods. Just because your ancestors were ignorant to the language, doesn’t mean they didn’t know and Speak the Language. You continue to show your ignorance. You probably don’t speak French either, my relatives do. You probably don’t understand the Queens English either, my Relatives do. You probably only speak IGNORANCE, YOUR ANCESTORS DO. YOU think everyone is uneducated, I believe you probably bought your seat, because you’re the Most Asinine Person I’ve seen or read recently. We are intelligent enough to know what you are, and you’re too stupid to understand you’re gonna see some African Americans, who were somewhat friendly with, will give you the Side Eye, as we all now know you’re a bleeping Idiot. Take your tired behind and go talk with and about some other ppl whom you believe you’re better than. You’re a FOOL.

  9. Yvonne Richardson at 12:56 am

    Another thing, You ppl don’t really think we believe you all came up with all the Ideas and Inventions, that were so handy for you all as the slaves sit around chewing tobacco. Each invention helped the more intelligent ppl work slightly easier. I can understand your ignorance as you’re from Arkansas, do your ppl walk around barefooted, staring at the confederate flag waiting for the South will rise Again. I hope you’re not too old to understand what’s happening, when your comeuppance comes.

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