Pro Slavery Remark From Arkansas Legislator Surprises No One
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has written a new book entitled “Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative.” In the book, Hubbard says slavery was “a blessing” for African-Americans, among other pro slavery statements. Hubbard went on to say that once the shackles were off, slaves were “rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.”
Members of The Republican Party of Arkansas shrugged and walked away when asked about Hubbard’s comments.
“The statements made by Hubbard were highly offensive to many Americans but why is this still surprising you? He’s an old racist Republican from Arkansas. We’re lucky he fell asleep before finishing the chapter on Mexicans,” state party chairman Doyle Webb said in a statement on Saturday.
The Republican Party of Arkansas also blamed Democrats and black people for drawing attention to Hubbard’s book, which they called “distracting” and “just like black people to take offense to something offensive.”
Hubbard declined to comment on the book when contacted by The Whiskey Journal, saying that he does not understand what the internet is. Hubbard then mumbled something about Muslims and hung up the phone.
Written by Kyle Scanlan
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