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1655, 11 Feb 19

Northam Calls Slaves “Indentured Servants”

It is entirely possible that this man is a blithering idiot. It is also entirely possible that he’s a raging bigot. Then again, those two possibilities are not mutually exclusive.

The governor’s damage-limitation efforts risked making matters worse when he told the interviewer that 400 years has passed since the “first indentured servants from Africa landed on our shores”.

CBS presenter Gayle King, who is African American, said: “Also known as slavery.”

According to Encyclopedia Virginia, which is produced in partnership with the Library of Virginia, the first Africans to arrive in Virginia were sold in exchange for food in August 1619 from the English ship White Lion.

Unlike indentured servants, who were typically released after paying off the debt of their voyage to America, black slaves were rarely freed.

After the interview aired on Monday, Mr Northam released a statement defending his word choice.

He said that during a recent speech he “referred to them in my remarks as enslaved”.

“A historian advised me that the use of indentured was more historically accurate. The fact is, I’m still learning and committed to getting it right.”

It’s really not that hard to get it right.


1655, 11 February 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I thought AOC was easily the most mentally challenged Democrat.

    Clearly, Northampton is saying, “Hold my beer” for that title.


    Can you imagine if a Republican said this….there would be riots.

    But liberals get a pass for racism….because why again?

  2. steveegg

    I believe I said earlier that it was most likely Northam was the blithering bigot in the KKK hood.  It’s looking more and more like I’m right.

  3. Jason

    If you saw the presser he had at the early days of this fiasco…  he was asked by a reporter “You stated that you are not in the photo, but that you did dress up in blackface as Michael Jackson for a party.   Did you moonwalk, and can you still moonwalk today?”.

    Northam smiled, looked around a bit as if judging if there was room to try it.  His wife standing next to him said something and he leans back into the microphone as says “My wife has said that would inappropriate.”

    And for Anal Retentive asshole LeRoy – I am paraphrasing here, I did not look for exact quotes so shut up.

  4. jjf

    I’m glad y’all are growing more sensitive to racist statements and incidents from the past.  It would be great if you were better at recognizing it.

    Can you describe a better way how Northam could’ve responded to this evidence from his past?

    Can you think of any other examples?

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Best way to respond.

    “I resign”.

  6. jjf

    So how much past or present racist behavior crosses the line for you to demand that someone resign?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    To me, anyone sorting people overtly by skin color crosses the line, including all liberals exercising the racist concept of “white privilege”, “white patriarchy” or “toxic masculinity”.

    We should judge on content of character and quality of ideas.   Northam fails on both.

    What is shocking to me is, liberals like yourself, just after crucifying Kavanaugh on innuendo and specualtion, have verified evidence of at least 3 racist incidents and it’s like crickets on ignoring his awful behavior!

  8. jjf

    Well, “privilege” isn’t about individual’s character or quality of ideas, it’s how their community treats them.  You could be a blithering idiot good ol’ boy and the racist cop might treat you better because you’re white and would treat a black kid differently.  We’re not talking about the cop’s racism, we’re talking about what happens to the white kid.  They get a better deal.

    I don’t hear crickets.  I see plenty of people pressing Northam to resign.

    I would guess there are plenty of people in Virginia who have incidents like this in their past.  The better question, to me, is what you’d expect them to say about it today.  Sweeping it under the rug doesn’t seem right.  Apologizing, saying you’ve improved… that’s much better.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    To blanketly say a “white kid” gets a “better deal” because they are white IS RACIST.

    It is overt racism.

    It is awful. It is disgusting.  you should stp judging people’s life experience based on skin color.

    What is so hard to understand?

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    You judge other people by their religion, or lack of one, all the time.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    Of course.

    I have to determine who needs to be evangelized and encouraged toward Jesus.

    Is that a problem?

  12. Le Roi du Nord

    No, not for me, as you are far to lazy to come up here and harass me.  But that doesn’t make you any less judgemental.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    I am for punishing cops showing overt racism.

    However, just because a cop arrests a minority for breaking the law that does not make cop racist.

    The problem is: the liberal lexicon screams all cops are racist, which is absurd.

    So liberals can judge by skin color….because they are liberal?

    sounds like a justification for your awful racism.

  14. dad29

    Northam should stay right where he is.  A 35-year-old dumbass action with no apparent following dumbass actions is forgivable.

    Now, Jiffy, you said

    They get a better deal.

    You have irrefutable statistics on that, right?  You’ve cleaned those stats to eliminate all-white (or all-black) towns and to make sure the gravity of the offense(s) is identical, right?    Good.  Proceed!

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