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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:32 PM

 

Conservatives Republicans "demand" That References To Slavery Be Removed From History Textbooks

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/01/23/408974/tennessee-tea-party-demands-that-references-to-slavery-be-removed-from-history-textbooks/?mobile=nc

In 2010, the conservatives who controlled the Texas Board of Education caused an uproar when they made radical changes to the history curriculum for the state’s 4.8 million public school students. The changes included referring to the country’s first black president as “Barack Hussein Obama,” and requiring students to “contrast” Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ inaugural address with Abraham Lincoln’s philosophical views.

To whitewash one of the darkest practices in America history, conservatives proposed that textbooks refer to the slave trade as the “Atlantic triangular trade.”

Now Tennessee Tea Party members are taking their efforts a step further and trying to eliminate references to slavery in American history textbooks. Salon reports that Tea Partiers who fetishize America’s founders are “demanding” that students not be taught that many of them owned slaves

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Reply Conservatives Republicans "demand" That References To Slavery Be Removed From History Textbooks (Original post)
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Response to TigerToMany (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:46 PM

1. Aren't they the ones always railing against "political correctness?"

 

Calling winston Smith for rewrite! Calling Winston Smith! Report to the Memory Hole immediately!

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:47 PM

2. Funny that conservatives call US "historical revisionists".

That's why one cannot debate with a rightie: they insist upon their own set of facts (usually completely wrong).

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Response to TigerToMany (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:24 PM

3. Is the Bible a history book?

 

It's got a lot of references to slavery in it, and I'd be in favor of ripping those pages out. Actually, I'd be in favor of ripping all the pages out, but at least this is a start....

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Response to TigerToMany (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. I remember in my earlier years in school

grade school and jr. high we were taught that Russia was bad because they lied to their people and wrote their history removing things they didn't want the people to know. So how is this different?

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