(Cayce, SC) Winston McCuen is a Latin teacher who currently works at Brookland-Cayce High School in South Carolina. He has incurred the wrath of school officials for allegedly making racist remarks in his classrooms at the school.
McCuen was fired from his job at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Greenville, SC in January 1999 for a variety of behaviors, including his refusal to take down a Confederate flag, refusing to acknowledge the US flag, and sitting during the Pledge of Allegiance.
McCuen has been placed on administrative leave for allegedly discussing in class his views that slavery was a positive institution and that blacks are inferior to whites.
In an interview with WLTX News, McCuen discussed one of his favorite political heroes.
"John C. Calhoun: the greatest South Carolinian in terms of political understanding and wisdom," said McCuen. "And he argued that the institution of slavery was a positive good, and he called it a great good and it was good."
McCuen explained his beliefs in the importance of maintaining slavery in America.
"In America there was a rational assessment saying listen, if we give these people freedom right as they are and you have to go back to see how they were, you can't assume they were like us," he said. "They [blacks] were coming out of the jungles. They had been enslaving each other for centuries in Africa, and in terms of being used to rule of law, they knew none of that."
Left: McCuen with wife in 1999
On the website of American Renaissance, a pro-white advocacy organization, McCuen recently posted the following assessment of slavery:
As the great Calhoun taught: true freedom or liberty is a [Providential] reward for moral and intellectual virtue; while slavery, in most cases historically, is the just [Providential] punishment of the slave himself for his ignorance, sloth and depravity. Certainly, this was the case with black slavery in America — since it unquestionably involved the just and proper subordination of an inferior and uncivilized [black] race by a superior and civilized [white] race.Of course, by even linking these articles I am just fueling the media frenzy and adding to the attention that this avowed racist draws. However, given the recent "fair and balanced" witchhunts against left-leaning educators like Ward Churchill and Jay Bennish, McCuen deserves a little time of his own.
That being the case, Vesey, Nat Turner, and the rest were at best only little more than a murderous, barbarous rebels against just authority and civilization.
This is why there is no apology to be made for black slavery in America. Indeed, why should today’s whites apologize for the WISDOM of their ancestors?