The U.S. should get more credit for ending slavery ‘within 150 years,’ Fox panelist says

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The debate didn’t last long before it was time to cut to commercial.

It started when Fox News personality Harris Faulkner, the co-host of “Outnumbered,” broached the subject of reparations to a group of four panelists on the Tuesday show, saying she believed it may not be the best way to create opportunity for young African Americans.

She then turned to Katie Pavlich, a Fox News contributor and editor at the conservative magazine Townhall, whose argument against reparations quickly steered the debate on a nose-dive to its quick end.

“They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery,” she began, without specifying who “they” are. “But the truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed, and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that, to move forward and try to make good on that.”

The comments puzzled some fellow panelists. Fox Business Network personality Kennedy immediately reminded Pavlich, “Well, we did have a very bloody Civil War.”

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