Angela Davis, prominent Communist and notorious America hater, got some interesting news about her ancestry. She's a descendant of one of the pilgrims on the Mayflower.
\u201c\u201cDo you know what you\u2019re looking at? That is a list of the passengers on the Mayflower.\u201d \n\nOur researchers discovered #AngelaDavis\u2019s ancestors traveled to the US on the Mayflower and here is her reaction. #FindingYourRoots\u201d
A little background - Davis was a member of the Communist Party and the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970s. Her guns were allegedly used in an armed takeover of a California court, which resulted in her being placed on the
Most Wanted list. She was later acquitted of all charges against her.
Over the years, she has spoken out against the "systemic racism" of the country she was born in. And now it turns out, her ancestors helped build that very country. The irony.
While appearing on "Finding Your Roots" on PBS, host Henry Louis Gates Jr. informed Davis that she is related to William Brewster, a pilgrim who sailed over on the Mayflower. Gates asked Davis,
Would you ever in your wildest dreams think that you may have been descended from the people who laid the foundation of this country?"
Davis, clearly disturbed by the revelation, replied,
"Never, never, never, never, never."
At another point during the interview, Davis learned she's also the descendant of a slave owner. Her fourth-great grandfather Stephen Darden was born in colonial Virginia and served in the Revolutionary War. Upon hearing this, Davis immediately compared Davis's military service to her own fight against racism:
"I’m remembering that so many people have called those of us who tried to fight against racism and who have visions of a more radical democracy as 'un-American.' I’ve always insisted that the best way to pay tribute to this country is to try to change it."
But then she learned that Darden went on to own slaves. She said,
"I always imagined my ancestors as the people who were enslaved. My mind and my heart are swirling with all of these contradictory emotions."
So the question is, if the lefties get their way, would Angela Davis have to pay
for the sins of her ancestors? Hopefully, we'll never find out.