Thoughts & life experiences of a Chicago area graphic artist

20 June 2018

Worse Than That Other Racist POTUS

The Ghost of Andrew Jackson - © by O. Douglas Jennings
I've often thought that POTUS 45 is a lot like POTUS 7, Andrew Jackson. Primarily because both were populists and racist. Jackson is most infamous for the "Trail of Tears" -- forced relocation of Cherokee Native American Tribes from the Southeast United States to much further West to so-called "Indian Territories".

A cantankerous, slave-owning racist, Jackson despised Native Americans and was callous to the suffering he caused them. But at least he didn't stoop so low as to take their children away from their parents.

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