To agree with the position of the "Progressive Nationalists" that are OFFENDED over "HBO's" series "Confederates" - you must believe two things:
- The fact that "The Northern States" and Europe banned slavery about 50 years prior to THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA being defeated in the "American Civil War"
- THE UNITED STATES (the last northern state to ban slavery was New Jersey in 1804)
- The United Kingdom (slavery banned in 1833)
- France (slavery banned in 1807)
THE FACT THAT HARRY BELAFONTE DID NOT COME FROM 'AMERICAN SLAVE HERITAGE' HAS NEVER PROVIDED CAUSE TO PROCLAIM THAT HE IS NOT ABLE TO CONNECT WITH "THE BLACK AMERICAN'S SLAVERY EXPERIENCE"