I find it more than a little disingenuous to act as if keeping slaves was something that set Thomas Jefferson apart from all mankind.
It's always easier to spot others' hypocrisies while missing our own.
Contrary to popular belief, there are lots of actions on the part of Jefferson and Hemings that "speak" about the basic nature of their relationship.
I am enormously pleased to become a part of the Harvard community once again. I look forward to working with the students and faculty members at the Law School and in the History Department, and to experiencing the rich interdisciplinary environment at the Radcliffe Institute.
I do believe that actions often speak louder than words.
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