Wisconsin Lt. Governor and U. S. Senate candidate Mandela Barnes was filmed on video decrying the founding of America as terrible and “awful.”
In a video posted Sunday by Milwaukee-based talk show host Dan O’Donnell, Barnes, a Democrat, can be heard telling an audience “things were bad, things were terrible,” while discussing America’s origins.
“The founding of this nation? Awful,” Barnes continued, adding that Americans ought to commit themselves to doing everything possible to repairing the harms of the past.
These harms, he said, include slavery and colonization, the impacts of which “are felt today.”
“They’re going to continue to be felt unless we address it, in a meaningful way,” Barnes said.
Barnes made history in 2018 to become Wisconsin’s first Black lieutenant governor. He grabbed national attention in 2020 in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisc… source: (Read more)