Whitewash: New Texas history books will downplay slavery, omit KKK and Jim Crow

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  1. Zaac

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    Whitewash: New Texas history books will downplay slavery, omit KKK and Jim Crow

    Social studies books for Texas public schools will minimize the importance of slavery in the Civil War and omit any mention of both Jim Crow laws and the Ku Klux Klan, the Washington Post reported.

    Lessons covering the Civil War will list the reasons behind the conflict as being, “sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery,” in that order.
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    As Business Insider noted, the new textbooks come five years after the state board of education revised the curriculum. Republican board member Pat Hardy stated at the time that he considered slavery “a side issue” in the war.

    The books are set to be issued to the state’s 5 million public school students not long after the renewed debate regarding the Confederate flag, spurred by Dylann Roof’s terrorist attack inside a South Carolina church last month that killed nine people, including state Sen. Clementa Pinckney.

    “It’s the obvious question, it seems to me,” Texas Freedom Network spokesperson Dan Quinn told the Post. “Not only are we worried about the flags and statues and all that, but what the hell are kids learning?”

    Neither Hardy nor board chair Donna Bahorich has commented on the new curriculum. Publisher McGraw-Hill addressed concerns over whether the materials downplaying slavery would be distributed outside Texas in a short statement, saying, “Content that is tailored to the educational standards of states.”

    Currently, students in Texas schools are required to read Jefferson Davis’ inauguration speech when he became president of the Confederate States of America. But according to the Post, they are not required to read a speech by Davis’ vice president, Alexander Stephens’ “Cornerstone speech” of 1861, so named because he called slavery the “cornerstone” of the Confederate government, while stating, “the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man.”

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    Texas buys a whole lot of books and the publisher wants to sell books. The driving motive is not truth but profits.
     
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    One more reason I love Texas. We moved back to Alabama because that's where my family is, and closer to my wife's family in Tennessee. But Texas was a close second.

    Glad to hear they want to give children a more balanced view of the Civil War. These morons who just parrot "Slavery! Slavery!" over and over are really starting to tick me off.
     
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    public school textbooks have never been the bastions of truth.

    just get yourself a biology textbook and you'll quickly find the fairy tales in it
     
  5. Scarlett O.

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    You should try reading some history books from Christian school curricula. I taught from the A Becka at a two different Christian schools for 4 years.

    I'm quoting verbatim from the 4th grade American History book. "Slaves in the Civil War days were for the most part very healthy due to the fact that they got plenty of fresh air and sunshine."

    :BangHead:
     
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    You poor thang. More balanced. Sounds like something FOX News tried and then everybody figured out they weren't trying to be balanced, but trying to present their narrative as the CORRECT narrative.

    Racists and racially prejudiced folks have been trying this whole "present a more balanced view" of the Civil War schtick for decades.

    Folks with good sense see right through it.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/what-this-cruel-war-was-over/396482/

    The morons parrot slavery, slavery, slavery because that's what the morons who tried to secede kept saying it was about.
     
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    Slavery, slavery, slavery! Whether you wanted to actually own people or if you wanted each individual state to decide if it was okay to own people....slavery, slavery.
     
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    I mean SERIOUSLY, do people really remember the racism of a lot of folks of the Confederate South?

    That's where a lot of the stereotypes about Blacks today really got amped up.

    If you're gonna put it in a textbook, then show the kids just how heinous and hateful it was and is for anyone to think they have the right to enslave another person, and to parade around thinking they are superior in every way just because of the color of their skin.

    But this man has the audacity to talk about a "more balanced view" when with every fiber of their being, the states and their leaders made it clear that the secession and ensuing war were about slavery.
     
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    Taught tactic for how white supremacists teach others to marginalize and undervalue the lives and viewpoints of anyone who isn't white.
     
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    Rev. you really do hate being confused with the facts when they do not fit your lily white world. Tell you what. Why don't you gather some real facts by doing what John Howard Griffin did back in 1959. Take medications that your doctor can prescribe that will turn your skin dark. Then travel around, not just in the South, keep a journal and publish a new edition of Black Like Me. I'd like to hear or read a first hand account of how you got along as an African-American.

    Wanna try it? They you would have real, first-hand facts.

    PS: You can buy the book from Amazon for only $5.00 or less.
     
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    They had a job, food, housing, clothing, didn't have to find a wife because one was provided for him...

    Sounds pretty good.

    Other than the job and the wife, sounds like what they have now with welfare.
     
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    Your ignorance is duly noted.

    Since none of us were alive then, I'm going to say no.










    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/06/what-this-cruel-war-was-over/396482/

    The morons parrot slavery, slavery, slavery because that's what the morons who tried to secede kept saying it was about.[/QUOTE]
     
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    How about the beatings?

    What about the paddy rollers?

    How would you like your kids sold away from you, never to be seen again?

    How would you like to eat from a pigs trough? That is how many had to eat, especially slave children.

    How would you like to share you wife with the 'master'?

    How would you like your wife to live miles away and you can visit only on Sundays when the 'master' gives you permission?

    The list could go on and on.

     
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    They are going to buy the books at some point. The driving motive is brainwashing.
     
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    Well let's be sure that all history books tell the truth about slavery. By all means.

    But if it makes anyone happy [Zaac?], black-on-white crime today is much higher than the reverse.

    Here is the latest example of the trend, captured on video for your convenience. My goodness this is real progress :rolleyes:

    But yes, let us continue to talk about injustice from 150 years ago.
     
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    Again, an attempt to marginalize and undervalue the lives of the folks to which the injustices happened to during slavery, during Jim Crow and today.

    So why should folks acknowledge black on white crime when the ongoing injustices against non-white people at the hands of white people has continued for the 239 years of which this country has been in existence?
     
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    Pretty much. It's part of the historical undervaluing of the lives of Blacks in this country.

    If we can teach our kids that slavery really wasn't that big a deal as it pertains to US History, then it helps keep them from being sympathetic to Blacks or anyone who doesn't look like them.

    The attacks on the education system worked so well with liberal dogma that the supremacists have decided to try it.
     
  19. Lewis

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    Nonsense. Every attempt has been made to right the wrongs of the past.
     
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    Yeah, I know. Everybody who disagrees with you is "racist". Blah, blah, blah.

    First of all, the Bible wasn't written. It was compiled.

    Second, no, I wasn't, which is why I wouldn't be so stupid as to ask if anybody remembers being under the conditions that existed when it was written.

    How many black Founding Fathers can you name?

    Actually, the books don't teach that slavery wasn't a big deal. They teach that slavery was not the primary cause of the war, which it was not.
     
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