Dodging Slavery

After yesterday’s brush with historical idiocy, I should have know more was coming.  I completely flubbed a requirement in Cit World and I think what followed was some type of penance.  An African-American Scout came to me for help with Cit Nation and was looking to write a report on… the Lincoln monument.

Me: So you visited the Lincoln monument, what did you learn about it?
Him: That it’s big. Oh, and Lincoln was a good guy.
Me: What do you mean ‘good guy’?
Him: Um…..
Me: Well, he helped hold the country together when the South wanted to leave.
Him: Why did the South want to leave?
Me: There was a dispute with the North.
Him: Over what?
Me: … labor practices.
Him: What does that mean?
Me: The South wasn’t paying it’s workers.
Him: Why?
Me: Well, they were slaves.
Him: Who were the slaves?
Me: ….People from other countries.
Him: Ok. *shrugs shoulders*

If only rhetorical dodgeball were a sport…