Friday, March 06, 2009

The yokel of slavery

I just heard one of the Detroit councilwomen say that the Indians threw off the "yokel of slavery" of the British.

I wonder where that slavery-yokel came from in Britain... (Or if Britain instituted slavery in India while they were colonialists.)

UPDATE:  Thanks to the anonymous commenter who has informed me that the councilwoman was Monica Conyers.


Anonymous said...

That Councilwoman is Monica Conyers, wife of John.

Anonymous said...

Not correct. The Councilwoman was Barbara Rose Collins. Clip repeated twice on WUOM 91.7 in Southeastern Michigan. Monica Conyers did, however, when commenting on the Cobo Hall controversy, say that the City needed a deal that was "more conducive to the citizens.." whatever that means.