Harriet Tubman

Whitewashing History (Ben Carson Revisionist Remix)

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12 at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. (Zach Gibson | AP file)

“If we use Ben Carson’s logic, Frederick Douglass made it big after his plantation internship, Harriet Jacobs went into servitude for the sole purpose of memoir research and Harriet Tubman was the best tour guide of her time. Carson’s actions have prompted many, including myself, to label him as an Uncle Tom. But we might be wrong about that: ‘Uncle Tom’ may be too good of a title for the HUD secretary.”

D. Watkins

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Image note: Ben Carson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 12 at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee. (Zach Gibson/AP file)

Watkins, D. “Ben Carson’s infinite fall from grace”. Salon. 7 March 2017.

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Harriet Tubman (McFadden Motif Mix)

Detail of cartoon by Brian McFadden, 5 April 2015, via Daily Kos Comics.Okay, this one is just fun. Well, you know. And incisive. And insightful. And illuminating. And funny. Kind of nice when it all works out that way, y’know?

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McFadden, Brian. “Keeping currency current”. Daily Kos. 3 April 2015.