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  • On Ben Affleck slavery controversy, a slippery comparison

    On Ben Affleck slavery controversy, a slippery comparison
    One of the more revealing details of Ben Affleck’s apology/defense of his decision to press PBS to edit out his slave-holding ancestor comes not when he’s detailing his embarrassment but when he makes an unexpected comparison: to shooting a film.
  • Affleck Should Have Owned Slave-Owning Ancestor

    Affleck Should Have Owned Slave-Owning Ancestor
    I've never met Ben Affleck. I only know him from his movies, which I have enjoyed with him serving as actor or director. And while you can never tell what a person is really like by seeing that person on the big screen or on TV talk shows or even during...

    Ben Affleck sorry he had 'Finding Your Roots' conceal slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck sorry he had 'Finding Your Roots' conceal slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck says he's sorry about trying to conceal a branch of his family tree that included a slave owner. The movie star and director — whose family history was examined in September on the PBS genealogy series "Finding Your Roots" —...

    Ben Affleck-PBS storm is just a media tempest in a teapot

    Ben Affleck-PBS storm is just a media tempest in a teapot
    Perspective is often the first casualty in any juicy story. And so it is with the kerfuffle over Ben Affleck asking Henry Louis Gates Jr. to edit his slave-owning ancestry from the program "Finding Your Roots." Now, let's be clear about what that...

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS host to ignore slave-owning ancestor
    Ben Affleck says he was embarrassed to learn he had a distant relative who had owned slaves and for that reason asked the host of PBS' "Finding Your Roots" to leave that detail out of the story of his family history. "I didn't want any television show...