They should have done better homework before advertising themselves as pro-slavery.
Thank you, VFT TORCH Newsletter Staffer Tony Garcia for doing YOUR homework with this excellent research!
A little lesson in history. Yesterday the Democrats wore kente scarfs and knelt down for their photo op.
So check this out, Kente cloth was worn by the Ashanti. It’s made of silk so the affluent wore it. The Ashanti were also known as slave owners and traders. Huh? The Ashanti’s long-time ally, the Akwamu, were among the first ones to profit from the slave trade with the Europeans. Their captives were almost always prisoners of war, but they were not above to selling Akwamu men who offended the chief. They also kidnapped able-bodied men from other tribes and sold them in the coastal slave markets.
This makes me wonder why they chose to wear this particular tribe’s garb. So many questions!