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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Spider879
Should also make room for Native American slavery too. That is a subject that is just about non-existent from history curriculums. Which is odd, because Christopher Columbus' occupation was slaver, and I KNOW every history class talks about him.
1641 to 1652, over 550,000 Irish were killed by the English and 300,000 were sold as slaves, as the Irish population of Ireland fell from 1,466,000 to 616,000. These slaves were not ever there servants and they could not work off anything they were slaves period. And yes there children were to. From 1625 onward the Irish were sold, pure and simple as slaves. There were no indenture agreements, no protection, no choice. They were captured and originally turned over to shippers to be sold for their profit. This was ethnic cleansing on a mass scale by the British mo archey.
YES, racism is a touchy subject, but how are kids going to learn about it if they aren't ever exposed to it?
Until recently, North Carolina maintained a reputation as a moderate-to-progressive Southern state. A business-friendly Democratic Party dominated politics for nearly all of the last century, governing with a style that has been dubbed “progressive plutocracy.” The reputation carried over to the state’s response to Brown. This was no Alabama, with its vicious racists. No Mississippi, with words like “interposition” and “nullification” dripping from the governor’s lips. No National Guard called out to escort Black pupils attempting to enroll in a previously all-White school. No massive shut down of entire school systems at the threat of token integration. And yet, with little grandstanding, the governor and General Assembly devised ways to fend off public school integration that were more effective than those of their more openly defiant Southern neighbors.
Clyde Smith, who was a high school freshman in 1971, posted a picture of his old textbook, along with a link to a bunch of other pictures he had taken, to show how the stupidity of the present was most definitely caused by the failures of the past.
Clyde’s textbook was called “History For Schools” by Charles Grayson Somersell, a noted southern historian whose favorable views of the Confederacy are obvious in his works. Somersell’s book was instituted in 1955 in Alabama and taught from well into the 1970’s.
Here are some of the other highlights of the teachings of Alabama schools
originally posted by: Spider879
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.
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.
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.”
History by omission is a lie, it is of no use to anyone the Texas system is a fail and individuals involved should be made to do this walk...in a scene from Game Of Thrones..Shame!. ting ding! Shame!.. ting ding! Shame!