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Which is funny because I can guarantee you that if they suddenly repealed the 13th Amendment these would be the first people lined up in front of the Piggly Wiggly to buy themselves some black people.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