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

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posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 08:01 AM
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.

posted on Jul, 9 2015 @ 08:09 AM

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.

True both as slave and slave holders, much neglected part of our history.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 10:22 AM
a reply to: dragonridr

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.

Excellent information on the Irish slave trade. What is your source?

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 10:33 AM
a reply to: Krazysh0t

YES, racism is a touchy subject, but how are kids going to learn about it if they aren't ever exposed to it?

Yes, but that's the point isn't it? They DON'T want the next generation to KNOW about it.

This is how whole populations are kept in ignorance.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:16 PM
Perhaps one of the reasons for wanting to bury our unpleasant history is simple family embarrassment, those who wished to ban or bury certain aspect of our past can't face the fact of what their ancestors did and sometimes that ancestor could be a man or woman deemed great back in their day no blemishes needed on their record, but instead of moving head on and deal with it, like the article written below they want to duck and cover like cowards.
Hiding in Plain Sigh

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.

Pls take time to read the full article,I know it's long but especially for history buffs and folks who care about moving fwd it is well worth the read, like I have stated often, the works of our forefathers good or bad is not our own , no need to take credit for either but, if the work of an ancestor was great and a benefit to all then by all means follow in that tradition, if it was injurious then learn from it and strike a different path for that's what the study of history should be about.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:58 PM
Yes, there were plenty of indentured white slaves at the same time as african slavery, but there was a HUGE difference between indentured slaves, and what was known as a chattel slave - In most cases, the Indentured Slave was able to "work off" his slavery, and their offspring were born free, even during their time in slavery - but there are, of course exceptions -

10,000 "cromwellian slaves" of Irish decent were sent to sugar plantations in the Caribbean - they lived short, brutal, horrible lives - the conditions they were subjected to were comparable to those in chattel slavery, but part of the reason for the abandonment of this population was because England got more involved in the African slave trade, and these new African slaves replaced the Irish ones - there was much more profit to be made in African slavery compared to indentured slavery.

posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 09:42 PM
a reply to: Syyth007

The Irish slavery was in many cases more brutal in the Caribbean than on mainland USA, or colonies the reason being was you know after seven years that bondsman was going to be freed, so you want to squeeze every bit of work possible even if it meant death, and the English had a certain masochistic view on the Irish, they would at times be places at the bottom of the slave caste system with Black overseers, now picture this in mind a Black Man who was a slave himself and who had to watch his family or loved ones brutalized by whites suddenly find himself in charge of whites with a whip in hand, today many of the poorer sort of whites or their descendants came from this group they are on some islands derisively called red legs which denote a similar meaning to white trash or trailer trash, then there are those who came after the abolition of slavery to work on plantations every bit as harsh but bereft of the name slaves.
On another note about the Irish, freedmen in this case, they were often drafted to go off to fight Maroons [rebel blacks who setup their own free societies in the mountains and raided plantations] were used as fodder, their English commanders would placed them in front with Black soldiers called Black shots at their backs with orders to shoot any Irishman in the back should he try to run or shirk his duties or found to be drunk.

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posted on Jul, 14 2015 @ 10:32 AM

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

In Alabama Textbooks Slavery Was A Form Of 'Social Security'
The above was being taught to students down south in the 70ts this is the crap they want to go back to, I actually laugh when I read the article, but I realize the stakes were higher and the results tragic, pls people get involve in local politics right down to city comptroller and school boards this is a result of not enough folks paying attention.
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posted on Jul, 14 2015 @ 10:42 AM

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 a scene from Game Of Thrones..Shame!. ting ding! Shame!.. ting ding! Shame!

This is just white washing history, dumbing down the masses. This is done because they dont want the people to know the real truth about how very racist and wrong the south was. They want people to be proud of thier history and ignorant of it. Shame on them for not educating kids with the truth.

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