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mbperrin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-25-05 11:19 AM
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11. In the Texas adopted US History text, there is exactly one mention
of any black by name - George Washington Carver, and he rates about 1/4 page. The only Hispanic? Cesar Chavez, who rates one paragraph. Even though the Alamo is mentioned, Santa Ana never is identified by name, just to give you an idea. Yes, that inclusive education is liable to happen, isn't it?

BTW, this IS the inclusive textbook, by state mandate. The old one didn't have even this. Since the school I teach in is 68% Hispanic, there's a rather large disconnect there....

As to societal effects, let's see. First, let's strip you and everyone else of your ethnicity of your language, customs, family history, name, and even the continent of your residence. Then for three centuries, let's buy and sell you and yours, distributing you at random wherever commerce dictates, again without any means of establishing even a "legitimate" family unit that can't be torn apart at a moment's notice. Let's throw in casual sexual use of the women of your group by the owners and casual murder and cruelty as well.

Then, let's call you "free" and spend another century lynching, discriminating, prohibiting voting and property ownership, let's even make you ride the back of the bus for which you pay the same fare. Let's give you the same awful back-breaking jobs you had under slavery and pay you extemely low wages with no benefits of any kind. Let's even use you for medical experimentation without your knowledge or informed consent.

Now let's check in on you and see how YOU'RE doing economically! Hmm..Ayn Rand says the WILL is all that counts for success, so either Ayn Rand and her "free" market buddies are full of self-serving shit, or everyone's doing great.

Pick one, please. Thanks.
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