September 7, 2012
Oops: Dem Rep claims Slavery in 1898 Brooklyn under Dutch control
Hat tip: The Hill
Of course, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution outlawed slavery in 1865, the Dutch lost control of Brooklyn in a treaty with the British in 1674, and American sovereignty over the colonies was recognized by the Treaty of Paris in 1783.
Maybe historians should start listening to Rep. Yvette Clarke - it is the district she represents, after all. The Colbert Report tries to get to the bottom of this mystery...