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Audra McDonald Gives Bill O’Reilly a Graphic History Lesson for His Ignorance on Slavery


Singer-actress Audra McDonald has had enough of Bill O’Reilly’s racism towards the Black community. On Tuesday night’s episode of “The O’Reilly Factor,” the TV host responded to Michelle Obama’s remarks during her Democratic National Convention speech where she said the White House was built by enslaved Black people.

“Slaves that worked there were well-fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government, which stopped hiring slave labor in 1802,” the conservative historian stated.

It lead McDonald to give O’Reilly a history lesson of her own via social media. On Twitter Wednesday morning, the Broadway star posted a series of messages addressed, “Dear Mr. O’Reilly.”

Each tweet was accompanied by photos showing the terrible conditions enslaved Africans lived in.

With each tweet, the Broadway star asked the Fox News anchor to put himself in the place of an enslaved Black person.

The “Shuffle Along” star told the former teacher to “endure some of these,” referring to scars received from whippings by slave owners.

She also asked O’Reilly to live through the reality of nursing babies being separated from their mothers, who were sold to other slavemasters.

After addressing a tweet by Chris Filby  – who reacted to McDonald taking aim at O’Reilly – she finished her response to the syndicated columnist.

“Maybe now you’ll get why people are having a hard time with your description of the slaves ‘accommodations,’ ” the six-time Tony winner said.

McDonald is not the only one who is fed up with the political commentator’s ignorant, racist comments. Others on Twitter have reacted just as swiftly.

Dre Lou used O’Reilly’s rhetoric against him by making this comparison in response to another Twitter user.

Sam Levine called for the host to lose his job for “defending” enslavement.

Iris Carter flipped the tables on O’Reilly by inviting him to be enslaved by her in exchange for property.

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