Hey, Yvette Clarke, stick to your day job as politician and not historian. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) went on the Colbert Report Tuesday night where she contended that the Dutch continued the practice of slavery in Brooklyn in 1898. Well, that’s wrong. The Politicker notes, the Dutch “lost control of its colonies in the area to England in the 1674 Treaty of Westminister. Also, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution officially outlawed slavery in 1865.”
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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.