Man, can you imagine PBS bowing to pressure to cut a segment on conservative's great-great-great grandfather who owned slaves?...an investigation revealed that the actor Ben Affleck pressured producers into leaving out details about an ancestor of his who owned slaves.
The concern about Mr. Affleck’s relative surfaced in the WikiLeaks cache of hacked Sony emails after Mr. Gates asked a Sony executive for advice about a “megastar” who wanted to omit a detail about a slave-owning ancestor.
When the episode was broadcast in October, it did not mention the slave-owning ancestor.
Yea, neither can I.
I don’t know what is worse: Ben Affleck using white privilege to bulldoze Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. into censoring the story, or a black scholar like Dr. Gates willingly obfuscating black history to protect this rich white guy.
Furthermore, if this tenured Harvard scholar willingly ignored pertinent facts on this story, does that not call into question all of his his previous scholarship?
Lastly, what kind of Guilty White Liberal trip is Ben Affleck on? Who in their right mind would be that embarrassed about their 200-year-old ancestors?