Sunday, January 16, 2011
Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Student Textbooks
Whitewashing of Black History in Text Books - Update
More of the truth is feared of being ripped out of society and replaced with untruth or not mentioned at all.
IT'S bad enough that (slavery) is pretty much all that is taught in the history books to start with.
There is so much more that needs to be revealed to the African community at large. This very country was built and founded on African principles, philosophy, religion and science.
The secret is out! mathematics, Astronomy to say the least.
Why not erase any and all mention of slavery and genocide from United States textbooks all together?
Textbooks scrubbed free of slaves' blood and government-sanctioned murder, ensuring that history books are palatable for generations of bright-eyed school children for generations to come.
After a news conference on Wednesday, about two dozen members of the Tea Party of Tennessee presented lawmakers with a list of "priorities and "demands" for the 2011 legislative session.
According to the Party, it would "besmirch the image of the Founding Fathers" to be honest about this nation's history.
In material distributed to the legislators, they demanded that state laws governing textbook criteria ensure that "no portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership."
Party spokesman and Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds 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.
As it stands, African Americans rarely get mentioned in any historical context at all if not that of the slave or loyal sidekick. Only the most passive of us managed to escape unscathed into the history books and now this bastion of bigotry from "the Volunteer State" wants to exclude even that so we don't "besmirch" our founding fathers' legacy?
Our children need to know their history. They deserve to understand what we've overcome, so that they know what they can become.
They are attempting to hypnotize our children into a mindless state of group think in hopes of erasing what continuously exists, even if in different forms.
If they can re-create history in a way that minimizes slavery, then it will be easier for all the subsequent inequalities to be deemed an exaggeration.
Americans will perceive the judicial, educational, occupational and health care disparities facing minorities not as remnants of slavery and Jim Crow, but a testament to the laziness and apathy of African Americans.
If that shift occurs, it will be easier to implement their radical call for the repeal of the 17th Amendment, bringing this country back to square one as it pertains to race relations.
So to the Tea Party of Tennessee: Maybe you all should strive to genuinely erase prejudice and injustice in this country instead of perpetuating division, violence and historical myths.
Then maybe your legacy won't need to be whitewashed to absolve your descendants of guilt as you're pathetically trying to do now.
Our history is important to us and the world needs to know the truth about slavery and before slavery occurred!