New Jersey GOP Congressional Candidate Defends Slavery

New Jersey GOP Congressional Candidate Defends Slavery June 13, 2018

New Jersey GOP congressional candidate Seth Grossman uses the Bible to defend slavery, claims many Africans “wish their ancestors had been taken to America as slaves.”

Grossman, a right wing pundit who has a well established track record of posting racist remarks and sharing content from known white supremacists, won the Republican primary in New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional District on June 5.

Grossman, the GOP nominee, is for all intents and purposes a shameless white supremacist who posts remarks like this on Facebook:

The Bible best explains what Ben Carson was talking about. Blacks were not enslaved by whites. They were enslaved by other blacks and then sold to whites. They were like Joseph who was enslaved by his brothers and bought by Egyptians. As with Joseph, American blacks won their freedom, prospered in their new land, and later became strong and wealthy enough to help the descendants of the people in Africa who sold them into slavery years ago. I don’t know any American blacks who wish they were in Africa today. I do know of many Africans who wish their ancestors had been taken to America as slaves, and who are now risking their lives on flimsy boats every day to come to America. Liberty and Prosperity

Grossman’s indefensible post was an attempt to defend Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, after Carson started a media firestorm by calling slaves “immigrants.”

Note that in his deplorable Facebook post trying to defend Carson, Grossman uses “The Bible” to defend slavery, claims that “Blacks were not enslaved by whites,” and also claims to know that many Africans “wish their ancestors had been taken to America as slaves.”

And this post is by no means an isolated incident. Media Matters reports Grossman has “repeatedly posted bigoted commentaries about Black and Muslim people online.”

Earlier this week, Grossman made headlines after claiming:

Diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American.

In the video uploaded on June 6 by American Bridge 21st Century, a group which monitors GOP candidates, Grossman can be seen saying:

In my view, the best way to bring diversity to the Republican Party is for Republicans to openly say that the whole idea of diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American.

In the video Grossman goes on to quote the Declaration of Independence, declaring:

The Constitution was designed to incorporate that idea of the Declaration of Independence that everybody is treated equally under the law. Now, what diversity has become, it’s been an excuse by Democrats, communists and socialists, basically, to say that we’re not all created equal, that some people, if he — if somebody is lesser qualified, they will get a job anyway, or they’ll get into college anyway because of the tribe that they’re with, what group, what box they fit into.

Bottom line: New Jersey GOP congressional candidate Seth Grossman uses the Bible to defend slavery, argues that “diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American,” and claims many Africans “wish their ancestors had been taken to America as slaves.”

New Jersey GOP Congressional Candidate Seth Grossman Defends Slavery (Image via Screen Grab)
New Jersey GOP Congressional Candidate Seth Grossman Defends Slavery (Image via Screen Grab)

 

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