From MsSmartyPants on Mastodon, 02.09.2023:

I copied this from a tweet a few years ago. I don't remember who the author was, maybe (Elie, Prof JJ, or maybe Tremaine?). I followed some great Black writers & thinkers. I hope they join Mastodon.

Whenever we talk about reparations owed for the free labor of enslaved people, someone will inevitably argue how few white people owned slaves. 
But it's Labor Day, so let me show you how everyone in America profited from slavery.The Jamestown settlers were actually owners and employees of a joint-stock company called the Virginia Company of London. First, we have to remember that the first Americans came here to escape religious persecution, which explains why this country is founded on liberty and freedom...

Here is the link to Threadreader pdf: