Obama’s Family Owned Slaves – Should His Statue Still Be Built?

Former President Barack Obama will have a bronze statue of his likeness revealed some time next month in Rapid City, South Dakota.

It is one in a series of all former presidents mounted on street corners throughout the city.

Problem being, in today’s hyper-sensitive racial climate, a climate Obama fomented in creating a 64-point turnaround in how America viewed race relations under his presidency, the statue must never be raised or dedicated.


Because in 2007, a genealogical researcher determined that ancestors on Obama’s mother’s side were slave owners.

And you simply can’t have that kind of history if you’re going to have a statue in this day and age.

Via the Guardian:

As the son of a black Kenyan father and a white Kansan mother, Obama has seemed to embody a harmonious vision of America’s multiracial society. However, recent revelations have thrown up an unexpected twist in the tale.

Obama’s ancestors on his white mother’s side appear to have been slave owners. William Reitwiesner, an amateur genealogical researcher, has published a history of Obama’s mother’s family and discovered that her ancestors have a distinctly shadowy past.

Reitwiesner traced Obama’s great-great-great-great-grandfather, George Washington Overall, and found that he owned two slaves in Kentucky: a 15-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man. He also found out that Obama’s great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Duvall, also owned a pair of slaves listed in an 1850 census record. They were a 60-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman. In fact, the Duvalls were a wealthy family whose members were descended from a major landowner, Maureen Duvall, whose estate owned at least 18 slaves in the 17th century.

Following the logical progression of the liberal anti-history brigade, anything and everything featuring Obama’s name must be removed and scrubbed from our minds, books, and records.

After all, isn’t anything honoring a man with a legacy to slaveholders an insult to Al Sharpton’s family?

Former First Lady Michelle Obama won’t be able to have any statues raised to honor her historic tenure in the White House either.

During his ‘A More Perfect Union’ speech in March of 2008, Obama described his wife’s lineage as:

“I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slave owners…”

Looks like any efforts to honor the Obamas will have to be relegated to a museum.

Isn’t that how we play the game, liberals?

Will liberals ever learn how silly this game is? That anybody can be linked somehow to a terrible past if we try hard enough? Share your thoughts below!

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