10.20.2008

John McCain Dissing His Black Cousins

I bet you didn't know that John McCain has Black cousins, right? Few do because McCain has failed to publicly acknowledge that part of his family's past. Actually, in his 2000 run for president he lied when he said that his family never owned salves.

Well, it turns out that the McCains were Southern plantation owners:

Sen. John McCain’s great, great grandfather, William Alexander McCain (1812-1863), fought for the Confederacy and owned a 2,000-acre plantation named Waverly in Teoc. The family dealt in the slave trade, and, according to official records, held at least 52 slaves on the family’s plantation. The enslaved Africans were likely used as servants, for labor, and for breeding more slaves.William McCain’s son, and Sen. John McCain’s great grandfather, John Sidney McCain (1851-1934), eventually assumed the duty of running the family’s plantation.W.A. “Bill” McCain IV, a white McCain cousin, and his wife Edwina, are the current owners of the land. Both told the South Florida Times that they attend the reunions.

Some of McCain's black relatives support Obama