May 24, 2018

On May 24, 2018, US President Donald Trump posthumously pardoned the black American boxer Jack Johnson for the crime of transporting a white woman across state lines for immoral purposes, which was a violation of the Mann Act. In November 1912 Johnson was arrested for the crime of travelling with Belle Schreiber, a white, alleged prostitute and was convicted by an all-white jury in June of 1913. He was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. When Donald Trump heard about this injustice he said, “This is a problem. A massive problem. The Blacks will have to love me now. I’m setting this right for them. I mean, who HASN’T transported a white woman across state lines for immoral purposes. That’s the only reason to take them to Atlantic City. If that was still a crime, the Dummycrats would have me under the jail, wouldn’t they? Hey. I know. I’ll tweet about it. Let the Blacks know I’m doing this for them. Go get Ben Carson. I need him be here when I sign it so the Blacks will know that I’m doing it for them.” So, an injustice was corrected by a man doing it for his own personal benefit.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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