Larry Elder Thinks Slave Owners Should Have Received Reparations

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Conservative politician Larry Elder is a hot topic at the moment.

According to Elder, slave owners should have received reparations once slavery was abolished.

Elder visited Conservative political pundit Candace Owens, where he accused the Black community of playing “the victim card.”

While on the show, he argued that enslaved individuals were legally deemed “property” at the time and that those slave owners and their estates are owed compensation for the human property they “lost” following the end of the Civil War.

Elder is currently campaigning for governor in the state of California. Evidently, he’s taken a page out of former President Donald Trump’s book and gone for the “shock and awe” factor to rally up votes.

He denies being a radical.

“Gavin Newsom and his allies have painted me as some kind of an extremist,” Elder told The Washington Post. “They can’t defend his abysmal record, so the next best thing they can do is to attack and slander me.”

Elder is doing a great job of bringing people to this conclusion all on his own. He continued to spout his off-the-wall assertions to Owens to a conciliatory Owens.

“When people talk about reparations, do they really want to have that conversation? Like it or not, slavery was legal,” Elder said.

“Their legal property was taken away from them after the Civil War, so you could make an argument that the people that are owed reparations are not only just Black people but also the people whose ‘property’ was taken away after the end of the Civil War.”

Owens, whose recollections of history are historically inaccurate, then claimed that the United States was “one of the first countries that banned the slave trade.”

In 1803, Denmark-Norway became the first country in Europe to ban the African slave trade in 1803. In 1820, Spain abolished the slave trade south of the Equator — but not in Cuba until 1888.

Fourteen years later, the Abolition Act was enacted in 1834, which abolished slavery throughout the British Empire, followed closely by France who abolished slavery in 1847. Brazil followed in 1850.

In fact, the U.S. was one of the last countries to abolish slavery.

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