Netizens Slam NPR After Claims That Declaration of Independence Flawed, Contains 'Racial Slur'
"It famously declares 'that all men are created equal' even though women, enslaved people and Indigenous Americans were not held as equal at the time," NPR continued.
"But a racist slur about Native Americans stayed in," the media stressed.
Social media users instantly took notice of NPR's progressive agenda, with the hashtag "Defund NPR" trending on Twitter as of Monday.
Most fatuous piece I"ve seen in years. The declaration of Independence was about the US + their grievances w/ the King.— 166 (@uqt692) July 5, 2021
1% touches on their grievance w/ the king for being Indian savages to, as we'd put it today, commit war crimes upon Americans. Which is historically correct. https://t.co/iLC7pCZ6G9
In 1776 there were literally zero countries on Earth where women were considered equal to men. Slavery and conquest were also nearly universal.— Erich Hawbaker (@GrayChevyVan) July 5, 2021
So yes, this is a completely idiotic and probably intentionally misleading headline. #DefundNPR https://t.co/Ep4sKykIfe
Context is really important here.— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) July 4, 2021
The world was very different then.
What the Founders and Framers did went unprecedentedly and boldly far to ensure that individual liberty would continue to flourish and to expand.
This is cause for rejoicing, not condemnation. https://t.co/vDxfncuyzL
July 4th... & so, the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal. Equal to what? What men? Only white men? Isn't it something that they wrote this in 1776 when African Americans were enslaved? They weren't thinking about us then, but we're thinking about us now!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) July 4, 2021
"When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people," she wrote on her Twitter. "This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free."