Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Rewriting History

Holy Mother of God. Just when you think you've seen it all, something like this comes along.

Texas is the second largest purchaser of textbooks in the country, so if conservative Christians on the Texas Board of Ed panel prevail in their wish to leave Ann Hutchinson (trouble maker!), Cesar Chavez, and Thurgood Marshall out of the social studies curriculum, all of the schools in the US could be affected.

Continue reading here....

By the logic of "these folks" I can see why they want to leave out Ann Hutchinson (questioning religious authorities? NO!). I can even see why they want to leave out Cesar Chavez (working for the rights of "illegals"? NO!). But the leaving out of Thurgood Marshall cannot be "defended" (even as lame as these defenses are) except by admitting to the most naked, ugly racism.

Come on Texas. You're better than this. Prove this Yankee's prejudices wrong and don't DO this.

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