It would have been a kindness, given his historical views.
Recently convicted felon and conservative columnist Dinesh D’Souza’s book,The End of Racism,provides some great examples of rewriting race. D’Souza says of slavery,No free workers enjoyed a comparable social security system from birth until death.Later, he writes,Masters … encouraged the family unit which basically remained intact.In a particularly appalling passage, he writes,slavery appears such a relatively mild business that one begins to wonder why Frederick Douglass and so many other ever tried to escape.And concludes,In summary, the American slave was treated like property, which is to say, pretty well.
That’s the end of racism? So what was the beginning like, or the middle?