one day i was watching TV and i see this fat liberal walking up to the camera waving a book in her hand, i said "oh brother, what now?"
she wrote a book and dropped the bombshell that Jefferson fathered children with a slave.
I knew it was BS from day one.
This society spent efforts pushing this piece of propaganda out of pure hate for one of the founders of modern freedom and they KNEW there wasn't any truth to it.
...I'm sure 60% of the nation still believes the story
Alleged mixed-race children
Jefferson is alleged to have had a long-term, intimate relationship with one of his slaves, Sally Hemings, who was believed to have been a half-sister to Jefferson's late wife. She had six children, four of whom survived to adulthood and were freed or allowed to escape by Jefferson. They were presumably seven-eighths white by ancestry.
During the administration of President Jefferson allegations were initiated by former employee James T. Callender after being denied an appointment that Jefferson had fathered several children with Hemings after his wife's death. Late twentieth-century DNA testing indicated that a male in Jefferson's paternal line was the father of at least one of Sally Hemings's children but do not specifically identify Thomas Jefferson and the allegations remain unproven. Jefferson commented on the matter in a private letter in 1816:
I should have fancied myself half guilty had I condescended to put pen to paper in refutation of their falsehoods, or drawn to them respect by any notice from myself.
Callender's original accusations may be suspect because of his avowed hatred for Jefferson; many of the "facts" he dished up are known to be false. One recently discovered document is a letter written by the nineteenth-century biographer Henry Randall, recounting a conversation between himself and Jefferson's oldest grandson, Thomas Jefferson Randolph. In this conversation Randolph confirmed what others close to the family had already disclosed: that Sally Hemings was actually the mistress of Jefferson's nephew Peter Carr, and that "their connection ...was perfectly notorious at Monticello." He also pointed out that "there was not the shadow of suspicion that Mr. Jefferson in this or any other instance had commerce with female slaves."
James Callender (1758 July 17, 1803) was a political pamphleteer and newspaper writer who initiated controversies in his native Scotland and the United States.
Out of jail, seeking less controversial and more stable employment, Callender asked Jefferson to appoint him Postmaster of Richmond, Virginia, warning that if Jefferson did not, there would be consequences. Callender believed erroneously that Jefferson was conspiring to deprive him of money owed to him by the government after the pardon, and that Jefferson was insufficiently appreciative of the sacrifices he had made on his behalf. Jefferson refused to make the appointment: placing the ill-tempered Callender in a position of authority in the Federalist stronghold of Richmond would have been, in the words of Jefferson biographer R.B. Bernstein, "like whacking a hornet's nest with a stick."
Callender's reporting on the Jefferson - Hemings relationship was infused with an exaggeratedly racist rhetoric
...plus there's that nagging fact that the children inherited the land of Jefferson's relative