Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jews and slavery in the South

Hunter Wallace on the role that Jews played in the Old South:
Historically speaking, there wasn’t a Jewish Question in the Deep South. Jews did not develop their present reputation as a threat to white supremacy until the Civil Rights Movement in the mid-twentieth century. Jews in the South participated in the slave trade, owned slaves, profited off slavery as merchants (Lehman Brothers was founded in Montgomery), identified with the White majority, served in the Confederate government, fought for the Confederacy, and even crafted many of the segregation laws of the Jim Crow South.
Jews only help blacks when they feel that it furthers their own agenda.

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