Students in Texas will finally be taught that the central cause of the Civil War was slavery, and not state’s rights.

By |2018-11-17T08:32:58-09:00November 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

And we wonder how Texas could keep voting for Ted Cruz. 

They’re fucking uneducated. 

Courtesy of NPR:

Texas’ Board of Education voted Friday to change the way its students learn about the Civil War. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students will be taught that slavery played a “central role” in the war.

The state’s previous social studies standards listed three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery, in that order. In September, the board’s Democrats proposed listing slavery as the only cause.

“What the use of ‘states’ rights’ is doing is essentially blanketing, or skirting, the real foundational issue, which is slavery,” Democratic board member Marisa Perez-Diaz, from San Antonio, said at a Tuesday board meeting.

Republican board member David Bradley, from Beaumont, argued for keeping the other causes in the curriculum. He said, “Each state had differences and made individual decisions as to whether or not to join into the conflict, correct? I mean, that’s the definition of states’ rights.”

Yeah, it’s “states’ rights” alright, the Confederate states believed they had the right to own human beings and the rest of the country did not agree. 

Just the idea that these fucknuggets keep arguing that slavery had nothing, or very little, to do with the Civil War proves they refuse to accept responsibility for their lack of humanity.

Which is funny because I can guarantee you that if they suddenly repealed the 13th Amendment these would be the first people lined up in front of the Piggly Wiggly to buy themselves some black people.

By the way, this Board of Education also decided to go ahead and put Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller back into the curriculum, because you know they are so progressive and all. 

I even heard a rumor that they might actually include Barack Obama’s name in their list of American Presidents. 

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3 Comments

  1. Beaglemom November 18, 2018 at 5:10 am

    I’m hoping that the changes in the Executive Branch of Michigan’s government will mean that social studies classes (K-12) will not adopt the latest GOP version of American and state history which would eliminate those pesky subjects of political movements that changed history from the curriculum. You know, abolition, suffrage, civil rights, gay rights, unions – in the state where the UAW was born and of which we once were rightfully very proud. I was so saddened when I read last year that the state was going along with this – brought to us by a committee entirely made up of Republicans. Having Democrats in charge of these things or, as in Texas, just on the State Board of Education, makes a big difference. A little ray of sunlit reality and truth.

  2. WP November 18, 2018 at 8:14 am

    FYI
    https://thinkprogress.org/democrats-may-change-rule-to-allow-muslim-member-of-congress-wear-headscarf-55b40b652a3b/

    “Laura Ingraham called Pressley, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib the “four horsewomen of the apocalypse,”
    Ingraham accusing them of being on a “warpath against white men.””

    https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-news/snl-fox-news-voter-fraud-cold-open-757906/

    began by commentating on this week’s current events like “celebrities in California are whining about a little fire, while the President is under constant attack from rain.”

  3. Roadkill November 18, 2018 at 9:10 am

    https://slate.com/technology/2018/11/dartmouth-sexual-assault-harassment-lawsuit-psychology.html

    “The seven women who have brought a $70 Million lawsuit against the college have the vision and determination of the Parkland students.”
    “this week’s lawsuit has multiple accusations of rAPE.”$
    “The complaint, made on behalf of Chauhan and six other current and former students, alleges rampant gender discrimination, sexual assault, and sexual harassment perpetrated by three tenured professors in the school’s department of psychological and brain sciences. ”
    “According to the allegations, these professors turned their female students into data plotted out in one dimension.
    By coming forward now, and in this way, the plaintiffs have flipped the script.” “I’M fighting to demand policies that respect the reputations and careers of victims,”
    “and to ensure that the process of reporting is not more traumatizing than the incidents reported.”

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