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Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil' in attack on New York Times' 1619 Project

The Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”.
1 year ago|Washington, United States

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton argues America's founders believed slavery to be a 'necessary evil'

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) isn't opposed to having students study America's history of slavery, he told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette in an interview published Sunday. But he proposed legislation that would cut funding from any public school that taught a curriculum based on The New York Times' 1619 Project, he said, because the "factually, historically flawed" collection of essays is based on the premise "that America is at root, a systemically r…

1 year ago|Los Angeles, United States
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US senator describes slavery as 'necessary evil'

Arkansas's Tom Cotton says he rejects the idea that the US is systemically racist to its core.

1 year ago|United Kingdom
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Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil' in attack on New York Times' 1619 Project

Republican gives interview to Arkansas Democrat-GazetteSenator wants to ‘save’ US history from New York TimesThe Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton has called the enslavement of millions of African people “the necessary evil upon which the union was built”. Related: Trump aims barb at Reagan Foundation in fundraising coin kerfuffleContinue reading...

1 year ago|London, United Kingdom
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Republican Senator Tom Cotton calls slavery 'necessary evil'

Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton described slavery as "a necessary evil" in a published attack on a New York Times initiative to make slavery the focal point of American history for U.S. schools.

1 year ago|United Kingdom
News18 India
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US Senator Describes Slavery as 'Necessary Evil', Irked Twitterati Lash Out at Him

The Republican senator said that slavery was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as (Abraham) Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.

1 year ago|India
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Sen. Tom Cotton under fire for comments on slavery, attacks on NYT's 1619 Project

Many saw Cotton's remarks as an endorsement of the idea that slavery was a "necessary evil." He says he was only stating what the founders believed.

1 year ago|United States
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US republican calls slavery ‘necessary evil upon which this union was built’

Arkansas senator also claimed that 'no country has ever done more' for racial equality

1 year ago|London, United Kingdom
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Tom Cotton describes slavery as a 'necessary evil' in bid to keep schools from teaching 1619 Project

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas described slavery as a "necessary evil" in his ongoing effort to prevent US schools from teaching the 1619 Project, an initiative from The New York Times that reframes American history around the date of August 1619, when the first slave ship arrived on America's shores.

1 year ago|Atlanta, United States
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Republican Senator Cotton criticized for 'necessary evil' slavery comment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Tom Cotton came under pressure over published comments in which he said America's founders viewed slavery as a "necessary evil."

1 year ago|Malaysia
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GOP Senator Tom Cotton under fire for comment that slavery was "necessary evil"

Cotton made the remark while discussing a bill that would reduce federal funding to schools that teach The New York Times' 1619 Project.

1 year ago|New York, United States
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