Just to name a few, there is an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles. (NY Times)
Isn’t is the worst when you hear of racism this day in age? Racists always want to change history to have some sort of evidence to future generation that they were not crazy, delusional or ungodly, but just doing what was popular and was a part of the social construct during the time. I received this email blast that is remarkable to me. Some people in government have too much power. These new textbook issues coming from the same people that want little government influence over people’s lives. Read on.
Texas sets the national standard for school textbooks – and today, they’re rewriting African-American history.
Every 10 years, the Texas State Board of Education is required to update social studies and history textbooks.
This year, they’re changing the record on slavery, celebrating the Confederacy and shedding a positive light on Jim Crow laws.
We need your help. Add your voice of protest by signing our petition, and let the Texas State Board of Education know that you stand against rewriting history:
The stories of Malcom X and George Jackson are the moments in history that make me proudest to be an American. They were true patriots – fighting against oppression for civil rights and equality.
But if the proposed textbook changes happen, our children won’t learn about them. They won’t learn about brave men like Sam McCollough, who gave his life for Texas independence. And they won’t learn that Texas seceded from the Union to fight for the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Rewriting history in the name of national pride isn’t patriotic. It’s ignorant.
Tell the Texas State Board of Education that rewriting history hurts our children:
American history – the good, the bad and the ugly – is what makes our country what it is today. A reminder of that past helps ensure a better future for all of us.
Thank you for speaking out,
NEW YORK TIMES: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/education/13texas.html