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History textbook inaccuracies

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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 05:49 AM
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History textbook inaccuracies


www.ksdk.com

CNN -- It's a textbook case of getting it wrong. A Virginia elementary school textbook will soon be history after a college professor and parent, caught more than one mistake in it.

Turns out the errors she spotted were not the only ones. Some of the glaring errors had to do with African-Americans and the Civil War.

"The United States entered World War I in 1916." Wrong - it was 1917.

"There were 12 confederate states." Also wrong - actually, there were 11.

"In 1800, New Orleans was a U.S.
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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 05:49 AM
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This is unbelievable, here in 2010 in the USA we have history text books that are just plain wrong.

Or is there politics involved here? Is there a nefarious agenda behind the scenes? This is just Unacceptable to me!


I'm adding this section because everyone needs to see this one group of mistakes.

The book says thousands of southern blacks fought in the confederate ranks, something not supported by mainstream Civil War scholarship. But it's the next line that's just plain wrong: "including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson." The textbook actually, does note that it wasn't 'til 1865 that African-Americans could legally serve in the confederate army. It also tells children that Stonewall Jackson died in 1863.

The error about blacks serving in the confederate army was outrageous to many in academia.

"It is the equivalent of Holocaust denial being taught in the public schools. But worse, it's also equivalent to saying the Jews helped the Holocaust," Sheriff said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Talk about dumbing down America.

This is Racism being taught in our public schools!!!!!

www.ksdk.com
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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:19 AM
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Makes one wonder why they didnt review the textbooks before giving them out.. Either someone got a kickback from the publisher or its a deliberate rewrite.. Either way its bad..



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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Wether a genuine mistake or part of a deeper conspiracy of denial , this is a disturbing case of misinformation affecting the young people of Virginia. It is deeply troubling when children and young people are given false information , even when the error is a simple one. But when the issue is such a deeply important and divisive one it is of paramount importance that consistancy be attained in all aspects of a persons education on a subject.
In short, one plus one must always equal two. When the same sum equals three theres a problem.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:26 AM
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Looking into this a little more there are groups out there that read textbooks. Most of these groups are religious in nature. There are image and accuracy issues how Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam are portrayed.

I'm still searching for a national fact checking group that reads every text book for accuracy. But in a lowest bidder society, Im not shocked that this could happen purely by incompetence,

But!!!!!

I wonder how long these texts were used?
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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:29 AM
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The biggest lie about the history of the Civil War is that it was fought over Slavery.

Abraham Lincoln’s “Emancipation Proclamation” was issued almost 3 years after the Civil War begun and ONLY freed the Slaves in the Confederate States that were not under Union control at the time. Slaves in the boarder states and in the North were NOT freed.
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posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:39 AM
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Ahh.. That explains things a bit more.. Had always been puzzled that classes of the same grade level across the country always used different textbooks rather than a standardised textbook as is done elsewhere in the world.. (Though it may be different there these days as not been stateside in over 30 years) easier for errors to appear when different textbooks used.. Rather than standardised textbooks..



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 06:40 AM
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Not only is the book riddled with misinformation but so is the article:


The book says thousands of southern blacks fought in the confederate ranks, something not supported by mainstream Civil War scholarship. But it's the next line that's just plain wrong: "including two black battalions under the command of Stonewall Jackson." The textbook actually, does note that it wasn't 'til 1865 that African-Americans could legally serve in the confederate army. It also tells children that Stonewall Jackson died in 1863.


Jackson did die in 1863. Blacks did not serve in Confederate battle ranks but thousands did serve behind the lines as cooks, teamsters, laborers etc,,
Near the end of the war the Confederacy did allow for the forming of black combat units. One such unit was undergoing training when Richmond fell in 1865.

The comment that this was "equivalent to Jews helping the Holocaust " is irrelevant as there was no mass slaughter of blacks during the Civil war.
Jews were forced to do labor that assisted in the holocaust; hauling and burying bodies, sorting through belongings, organizing labor for the Nazis etc.
Comparing the Jews in the Holocaust to Blacks during the Civil war is a spurious comparison that shows someone's ignorance of history,

Sadly this is happening in my state.



posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 07:08 AM
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But worse, it's also equivalent to saying the Jews helped the Holocaust," Sheriff said.


Some jews did help the Holocaust, even if forced. They were called the "Sonderkommandos". They did it to try & stay alive.

www.historylearningsite.co.uk...

Jews were selected to help in the murder of other Jews, the Sonderkommandos, before they themselves were murdered.


www.historylearningsite.co.uk...

The Sonderkommando were Jews who were forced to work in the death camps found at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor, Treblinka, Majdanek and Belzec. The Sonderkommando were made to do tasks that can only repulse - yet they had no choice. By simply being in the Sonderkommado, they were doomed to death


Who 'became' a Sonderkommando? Young males who appeared to be in good health were the obvious choice. For those at the death camps, the choice was simple - immediate death in the gas chambers or work for the SS. However, belonging to the Sonderkommando only prolonged the inevitable. The SS were determined to ensure that there were no witnesses to the crimes committed at the death camps - so the men in the Sonderkommando were sure to die one way or another. If they refused to do what the SS required them to do, they were shot on the spot or sent straight to the gas chambers.

At most of the death camps, the Sonderkommando lived 'better' lives than those forced to do work of a more basic nature and they were kept strictly away from other prisoners still alive in the camps. The Sonderkommando usually got more food and could frequently wear their own clothing. However, they were always living on borrowed time.


After the war ended in 1945, those Sonderkommando who managed to somehow survive the death camps were treated with little compassion. They were treated as collaborators and some were executed for their work within the camps.


With the forced issue, many may have been forced, but some must have done it voluntarily otherwise they wouldn't have been accused of being collaborators.



Looks like Carol Sheriff Sheriff had school books that were inaccurate too.

Talk about dumbing down America.

This is 'SELECTED" Reverse-Racism being deliberately "NOT" taught in our public schools!!!!!
edit on 30-12-2010 by acrux because: (no reason given)



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