American Senator Tom Cotton defended the statements he made about slavery in the United States of America after he said that slavery was a necessary evil to build America.
The US senator, Arkansas Talk Cotton, said that the founders of the United States considered slavery "a necessary evil upon which the union was built," which sparked scathing criticism from many, as they saw that Tom Cotton was trying to justify slavery against blacks, according to the BBC. NBC.
Tom Cotton introduced legislation to ban federal funding aimed at reviewing the historical view of slavery, as the US Senator told the Arkansas newspaper that he rejected the idea that the United States was a racist country systematic in its essence, adding: "We must study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because unlike That is why we cannot understand our country, "he said, noting that" the full premise of the historically wrong 1619 project for The New York Times ... is that America is inherent as a country with an element of irredeemable approach. "
He added: "As the founding fathers said, slavery was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, to put slavery on the path until its final extinction."
And 230 years after the government formed by the United States Constitution enters into force, and after 154 years of formal abolition of slavery in the country, the issue of slavery remains a subject of intense debate and debate in the country.
This comes after Cotton discussed in a newspaper interview with the Democratic "Arkansas" the bill he submitted last Thursday and aims to ban the use of federal funds in schools where "1619 Project" will be taught, an initiative taken by the New York Times, To paraphrase American history during the August 1619 period and the arrival of slave ships to American shores for the first time, according to the British newspaper, "The Guardian . "