• 8-year-old sister: What are all those names behind the Thomas Jefferson statute?
  • Me: Uh, those are all the names of all the slaves he's owned.
  • Sister: WHAT?
  • Me: Yep.
  • Sister: But he didn't really own slaves, right?
  • Me: Yes he did.
  • Sister: But just pretending, right?
  • Me: Nope.
  • Sister: But how come somebody who owned slaves got to be President?
  • Me: Other people owned slaves too, and they voted for him.
  • Sister: How come the slaves didn't vote against me?
  • Me: Well, they couldn't vote.
  • Sister: They had to work without money AND THEY COULDN'T VOTE?
  • Me: Yep.
  • Sister: WAY UNFAIR.