Obama's African ancestors also owned slaves

Today's Baltimore Sun headlines  that
"... forebears of (Barack Obama's) white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records."
This fresh evidence of White perfidy should astonish anyone who knows no history. The rest of us might not be surprised, since slavery was a near-universal story around the world before the West put an end to most of it around 1800 or so.

What the Sun may not realize is that almost certainly some of Obama's African forebears also owned slaves --- and that his current family members in Kenya may know quite a lot about modern-day slave trafficking. Human slavery is not just a historical anomaly in Kenya, the Sudan, or even Saudi Arabia. It is happening at this very moment. But apparently reminding its readers of that painful fact would not serve the Baltimore Sun's goal of hyping Obama as the new JFK, the White and Black Man's Hope. 

Slavery is a horrific thing. But it would be far better if our media didn'tt cover up today's victims of African and Middle Eastern slavery --- when the world can still do something to save them.
Today's Baltimore Sun headlines  that
"... forebears of (Barack Obama's) white mother owned slaves, according to genealogical research and census records."
This fresh evidence of White perfidy should astonish anyone who knows no history. The rest of us might not be surprised, since slavery was a near-universal story around the world before the West put an end to most of it around 1800 or so.

What the Sun may not realize is that almost certainly some of Obama's African forebears also owned slaves --- and that his current family members in Kenya may know quite a lot about modern-day slave trafficking. Human slavery is not just a historical anomaly in Kenya, the Sudan, or even Saudi Arabia. It is happening at this very moment. But apparently reminding its readers of that painful fact would not serve the Baltimore Sun's goal of hyping Obama as the new JFK, the White and Black Man's Hope. 

Slavery is a horrific thing. But it would be far better if our media didn'tt cover up today's victims of African and Middle Eastern slavery --- when the world can still do something to save them.