College students who can't find Europe on a map can nevertheless tell you that Jefferson engaged in a lifetime sexual affair with his slave, Sally Hemings, the MAG (Media, Academia, Government) has been so enthusiastic in getting that historical fact across to everybody. And that, as a result, thousands, if not millions, of American Blacks are descended from Jefferson.
This is supposed to teach us, especially those of us who are White, that seemingly great White men are just a bunch of unreliable hypocrites, and that our current crop of statesmen — Obama, Clinton, and their ilk — are morally far superior to such slave-owning wretches as Washington, Jefferson, and indeed, most of the Founding Fathers.
The trouble with the Sally Hemings story is that it isn't true. Jared Taylor tells us about it: