On Monday, Fox News hosted a debate to discuss whether or not House Speaker Paul Ryan (Republican-Wisconsin) should join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat-California) in pushing for the removal of Confederate statues from the Capital building.
The debate featured former spokeswoman For Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Katrina Pierson, as well as Wendy Osefo, a Johns Hopkins University professor.
Soon after starting the debate, Pierson left Osefo in utter disbelief after claiming that slavery is good history and that the statues should stay.
Pierson argued that those Confederate statues and other monuments represent American history, something that is “held dear by Americans” that’s both good and bad. She elaborated by saying we learn from bad history, which is why the statues/monuments should stay where they are and be left alone.
Osefo countered Pierson by stating that those statues came after the South lost the bloody Civil War.
She continued, “While it is a piece of American history, it’s not necessarily the good part of American history. It’s actually nefarious. So it doesn’t deserve a place on state grounds. It deserves a place in museums. And that’s where they need to be.”
Once again, Pierson responded, “It absolutely deserves a place, because bad history is still good history for this country.”
“Slavery is good history?” Osefo asked in disbelief.
The two went on an arguing tangent, which host Ainsley Earhardt fought to contain.
If you are interested in watching the entire debate, check out the following video…
What are your thoughts on this heated debate between Katrina Pierson and Wendy Osefo? Is bad history “good” history? Including slavery?
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