This is wrong on so many levels.
Earlier this month, the Tennessee Tea Party presented a proposal to state legislatures that would literally rewrite history, airbrushing or removing all together topics such as slavery and genocide from school text books!
Our nation was founded upon the enslavement of human beings (by many of our founders, in fact) and the removal (by any means necessary) of Native Americans from their native lands. These are facts.
But if these “patriots” have their way, none of that will show up in text books; because apparently the inclusion of these minor details would make the founding fathers “look bad.”
“Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address ‘an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.'”
According to Clutch Magazine, some of the other changes on the table are “to reference the slave trade as the ‘Atlantic Triangular Trade,’ to have the first black President be announced as “Barack Hussein Obama,” (how convenient) and to state that the Constitution created a Republic and not a Democracy.”
The experiences of minority groups throughout American history are already way too hard to come by in classrooms across the country; now they want to whitewash them beyond recognition?!
“Information about the founders owning slaves and displacing Native Americans ‘is well documented and acknowledged by professional historians and should not be censored,’ according to Addicting Info, a website dedicated to discrediting what it sees as right-wing propaganda. ‘Hiding knowledge is tantamount to lying and that’s what the Tea Party wants our teachers to do.'”
What do you think is behind the surge in blatant racism and discrimination
we’re seeing in American political discourse?
What will happen to our history if it is written out of text books?
Sound off below!