[Marxism] ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’s’ racist lyrics reflect its slave owner author, Francis Scott Key
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Wed Dec 25 14:35:35 MST 2019
Francis Scott Key was a rich slave-owner who persuaded President Andrew
Jackson, the symbol of grass-roots democracy for Sean Wilentz, to make
his brother-in-law Roger Taney the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
From the article: "Roundly hated north of the Mason-Dixon line, Taney
lived long enough to author the 1857 Dred Scott Supreme Court opinion,
the most starkly racist high court decision in history. Taney struck
down the argument that free blacks could become citizens in free states
like Illinois and further declared that all blacks, whether slave or
free, were never entitled to any rights, period."
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