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Race-Baiting Radical Angela Davis Learns Some of Her Ancestors Arrived on the Mayflower

Race-Baiting Radical Angela Davis Learns Some of Her Ancestors Arrived on the Mayflower

“Oof. That’s a little bit too much to deal with right now.”

Anyone who has been following academia or criminal history since the 1960s is familiar with Angela Davis, the California professor turned communist radical and criminal fugitive, who has become a hero for the left.

Davis recently appeared on the Henry Louis Gates PBS program where he reveals things to people based on their DNA.

Davis got the surprise of her life, learning that some of her ancestors came to the New World on the Mayflower. She had a hard time accepting the news.

FOX News reported:

Former Black Panther Angela Davis shocked to learn she is a descendant of the Mayflower

Racial activist and former fugitive Angela Davis was shocked to learn she is a Mayflower descendent on Tuesday’s episode of “Finding Your Roots” on PBS.

Davis is notorious for working with the Communist Party USA and the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 70s. Her involvement in the armed takeover of a California courtroom resulted in four deaths and her placement on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

Now 79, Davis was the latest to appear on the PBS show where celebrities and public figures learn about their ancestry.

Near the end of the episode, after discussing multiple members of her family, the former Black Panther learned she descended from William Brewster, one of the 101 people who came to the colonies in 1620 aboard the Mayflower…

Near the end of the episode, after discussing multiple members of her family, the former Black Panther learned she descended from William Brewster, one of the 101 people who came to the colonies in 1620 aboard the Mayflower…

“Do you know what you’re looking at? That is a list of the passengers on the Mayflower,” Gates asked Davis in the video.

“No, I can’t believe this,” Davis replied, laughing. “No, my ancestors did not come here on the Mayflower.”

She continued to protest while Gates confirmed the findings then responded, “Oof. That’s a little bit too much to deal with right now.”

Watch below:

How awkward.

Now that Davis knows she is descended from the Pilgrims, perhaps she could take a lesson from them about why socialism doesn’t work.

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AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | February 24, 2023 at 9:08 am

Oooops! Somebody got a YT in the woodpile!

A bit much to process for a race baiter.

I always watch Finding Your Roots on Tuesday nights because I enjoy history and geneology. Some of the discoveries made by Prof Gates’ team are startling and Davis’ is one of them. Some people, especially libs on that show, are really cut down to size. An especially obnoxious prick named Larry David, a tv producer and comedy writer, learned that not only did he have Nazis in his past but Confederate slave owners to boot. A very gratifying episode to watch. We never know about our ancestors until we dig in.

    It’s funny, because I grew up understanding there were … oddities in my family history.
    There were people with questionable lineage, others with questionable behavior (one that up and left his family, then later, maybe, came back as someone else and shacked up with his wife for a bit). When your history includes that sort of stuff, there’s no “cutting down to size”. But I know of folks (including one branch of my family) who have great pride in their ancestry – and it’s never a good look.

      Sanddog in reply to GWB. | February 24, 2023 at 11:30 am

      When I did my genealogy, I was more interested in the “oddities” than the 10th GGrandfather who came over on the Mayflower.

    Ironclaw in reply to Whitewall. | February 24, 2023 at 1:40 pm

    Larry David? I thought that was the communist senator from Vermont? I’ve never seen the two in the same room…

    Stuytown in reply to Whitewall. | February 26, 2023 at 2:25 am

    He had Nazis in his past as in people who killed his relatives. He had a Confederate slave owner in his past as in he was actually related to that person. Very different ways of having people in your past. But, yes, he’s a prick.

The Gentle Grizzly | February 24, 2023 at 9:23 am

Maybe she will do the right thing for those who are Down With The Struggle.

So she was born a white supremicist. There is no getting away from it. It’s a permanent stain that can never be erased. Those are her rules. All white people are evil. Now she is one of us.

This is but one major problem with reparations based on group identity. Who exactly is ‘black’? What specific thing makes them ‘black’? How many of those specific things make them ‘black’? What verifiable % threshold of those specific things is required to make them ‘black’? Is that number 51%? If so is there a corresponding reduction from the proposed payment amount to conform with verifiable %? Is that verifiable % further reduced by subtracting the % of ‘not black’ things from the % of ‘black’ things’? Why, why not? Who decides the % threshold? Who decides the things that constitute ‘black’?

Then turn to the issues of time periods for qualification. When people discuss reparations the implied context is for those who directly or indirectly via family suffered harm from four distinct periods of US history; slavery period, post civil war Jim Crow era, post Civil rights era. and the current era post Obama election. Obviously a person with a family history beginning in the slave era has a stronger claim than a immigrant from the Congo who arrived this am. Therefore to ensure fairness among those eligible the documented family history throughout these periods will be a necessary component.

I suspect that there will be a great deal of disappointment among those whose payments are reduced or not forthcoming based upon these factors. That disappointment will be minor compared to the total lack of payments when the funding and documentation are not provided.

    Jim Crow says: If you have one drop (any black ancestors,) you are black.

    Hitler’s rule for Jews: One Jewish parent or grandparent.

    Hitler used Jim Crow as an example when he created his rules.

      CommoChief in reply to ParkRidgeIL. | February 24, 2023 at 1:54 pm

      Not quite. Several Southern States did amend their anti-miscegenation statutes to reflect a ‘one drop’ rule. Others held at 1/4, 1/8, 1/32. Most of the changes were concurrent with the turn of the century rise of the KKK and especially in the years of the Wilson administration and just after.

      Of course these racist policies put in place by the segregationist democrat party were not exclusive to former Confederate States. Utah, Nebraska, Indiana, N Dakota and Maryland also had their own racial classification statutes.

        henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | February 25, 2023 at 1:09 pm

        Maryland was always schizophrenic about its identity. They came out as a Union state, but their heart wasn’t in it. They still yearned to “spurn the northern scum,” they were just afraid of the consequences.

          CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | February 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm

          The tens of thousands of Union Troops Lincoln put there may have had a tad to do with it as well.

          The bigger point is that issues of racism were not exclusive to the former Confederate States. Racism was a National norm throughout the pre civil rights era. Some holier than thou folks outside the former Confederate States love to pretend otherwise. They seek to deflect responsibility in their State by focusing on the South conveniently ignoring their own history.

So it was always projection!

I’m old enough to remember when bar patrons asked for an Angela Davis instead of a Black Russian.

Professor Gates himself discovered he is a quarter white….Irish..

recently discovered she is also the ancestor of colonizers and slave owners
No, ding-a-ling, she is the descendant of, not the ancestor of those people. Oy vey.

    henrybowman in reply to GWB. | February 25, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    How do you know?
    The way anti-white racism is burgeoning in America, she may end up being both.

Maybe it will start occurring to people that classifying people by color of skin is simply stupid, particularly in the U.S., but really everywhere.

    Wait… what are you saying? That people should be judged by the content of their character and not by something like the color of their skin? Pure madness…

      Stuytown in reply to UJ. | February 26, 2023 at 2:33 am

      Really, I’m making a different point. I’m not talking about character, but actually this thing called “race”, whatever it is. Take two tribes in Africa that live 50 miles apart but have remained separate for X hundred years. Both have the same colored skin. But their DNA relation is likely minimal (not to mention identity, religious and cultural divides). That is as true as the idea that the guy who lives in Brooklyn who has Italian, Greek, Irish, English and German ancestors is completely unrelated by race to the person who is Russian, Polish, Lithuanian and Swiss. But both have the same color skin. They are, as GWB states, “American” in race.

    Change the forms from checking a single box to “Check all that apply.” And ensure you cover all the possibilities. (And, then, write in ‘American’ in the Other field, anyway.)

I didn’t land on Angela Dais.. Angela Davis landed on me!

This really shouldn’t surprise anybody. Probably most descendants of American slaves have some white ancestors who were either slave owners or adjacent thereto. It’s the legacy of the sexual exploitation of slaves, and the rules used to reckon the “official” race of “mixed” children. If the One Drop Rule had worked in the opposite direction, you would today have tons of white people descended from black slaves.

Obviously, it’s a big problem for theories of hereditary guilt, but such theories were always pretty whacky to begin with.

    alaskabob in reply to Flatworm. | February 24, 2023 at 11:39 am

    In part why real black Africans do not consider American blacks as African. Not pure.

      alaskabob in reply to alaskabob. | February 24, 2023 at 11:59 am

      Cute story….an American black family traveled to South Africa . When they got there the young son exclaimed .. “Look at all of those black people”. The father said…” you are black also”. The son said “no, I’m an American”.

    Ironclaw in reply to Flatworm. | February 24, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Something tells me that a puritan on the Mayflower didn’t even own slaves, much less sexually exploit them.

      Flatworm in reply to Ironclaw. | February 24, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      No, but they left descendants, some of whom probably did.

      AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to Ironclaw. | February 24, 2023 at 10:09 pm

      Perhaps not, but the race baiters do claim that those on the Mayflower oppressed the native populations, colonized the country try, and stole the land from the previous inhabitants.

      Based on that, Angela Racebaiter needs to be canceled forthwith, since she is no better that the ancestors of the white guts who creates what they deem a racist nation.

      She needs to go away. NOW.

    jhkrischel in reply to Flatworm. | February 24, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    We do have tons of white people descended from black slaves. They just don’t get credit because of their skin color.

    I believe the term was “octaroon”.

Proggies are routinely dismissing this revelation with, “All that means is some Mayflower descendant owned slaves and raped one.”

    NotCoach in reply to henrybowman. | February 24, 2023 at 10:57 am

    And the response should be, ” Tough s**t, sister, you gots that white privilege flowing in your vains!”

    Flatworm in reply to henrybowman. | February 24, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    I don’t see how that changes anything. She’s still the descendant of the rapist, and *nobody* chooses their own ancestors.

    randian in reply to henrybowman. | February 24, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    They assume facts not in evidence. First, that the ancestor in question was male, and second, that he raped a slave. Even if the ancestor was male, the mother could have been a consenting, free black woman. Since we’re apparently assuming it must have been rape, would it make her feel better if her ancestor was a white woman raped by a black man?

    Stuytown in reply to henrybowman. | February 26, 2023 at 2:39 am

    Her mother’s biological father was white. So, time for them to move on to the next talking point.

Off topic: Is there any way to fix the comments section so the “Reply” button doesn’t disappear after so many replies in a chain? Thank you.

    Workaround is to right-click any Reply button and choose “Open in new tab.”
    Then do the same with the permanent link to the comment to which you desire to reply.
    Then copy the comment number from the comment to which you desire to reply and insert it into the reply page in place of the comment number there. And hit Enter.

    You will get a reply page that will, once it’s submitted, be in reply to the comment you actually wanted to reply to. (Which will then not have its own Reply button.)

First time I ever heard her name was from some church members who left when the United Presbyterian Church contributed to her defense fund. The first of many lessons that taught me how fragile ideological relationships can be.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to MrE. | February 24, 2023 at 11:55 am

    Same here. Although I knew the name due to living in Oakland area and, thus, familiarization with the Black Panthers. I recall that take over of the Marin courtroom and the murder of the judge. When my pastor announced the donation to the defense fund later on, that was the end of my affiliation with the Presbyterian church.

    A minor correction on the story: Davis was a panther and commie first. The “professor” stems from a later honorary degree from UC-Santa Cruz, a PhD in some bulls**t field, IIRC. The commie panther status was the reason for the degree.

Take a knee, beg, “donate”, self-abort. Just do it.

Curious as to why my comments are not appearing. Who or what did I offend?

thalesofmiletus | February 24, 2023 at 2:30 pm

My ancestors are natives, so she owes me heap big wampum, too!

I have some good news: She has no children, so the whiteness ends with her.

I am the diversitist, the color judge, the redistributive changer. Doh!

I actually went to a “lecture” by Ms Angela Davis at a college in Northern Wisconsin, it being 1971 and the college being 99.9% White

It was standing room only

I remember thinking, this is the wrong crowd lady and I’m not buying what you are selling…

Truth is she’s VERY light skinned, how could her having white blood be a surprise to her

The slave owners is a nice touch

This story highlights how crazy CRT and racism is. Most Americans don’t know what race they are, and it gets worse with each generation. Even worse, most don’t know what race is. For example, black and white are not races; they are colors. The color of a person’s skin is mostly the result of how much sunlight their ancestors received.

It’s said that in the 1890’s, when the rail companies grumbled about having to maintain segregated trains, they prevailed upon one Homer Plessy to create an incident to bring a legal challenge to the separate accommodations laws. Plessy had to inform the conductor on the “white” car that he was a person of color. Justice Harlan’s dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson notes that Plessy could easily pass.

This country really needs to admit that we’re all mixed somewhere somehow after the third or fourth generation on these shores.

As for Angela Davis, she should’ve been deported to North Korea or Mainland China long ago.

Hey, if she’s more than 1/1024, she could write a book fo pastey English Cookery.