Monday, January 23, 2012

Bigotry at its finest

Today I bring you and article that disgusts me. States are changing textbooks, but not in the right way! They are trying to justify taking teachings off the fact that the Founding Fathers were slave owners, and away from any teachings of minorities. 
If interested the full article can be found here --> 
People who enforce things like this are what is wrong with the country we live in. These are completely ludicrous ideas and teachings that we are forcing on our youth. 
Facts are facts, truth is truth, there are no changing these things. By covering up things like the fact that our Founding Fathers were slave owners we are truly damaging these students. The teaching needs to focus on their greatness, of course, but also address the fact that they were slave owners. By going into slight detail of the times, and speaking about why it happened, and highlighting those who worked to fix it, we are taking a step in the future. It is pathetic that there are people out there who still cannot accept the fact that were all part of the human race
By not teaching everyone about diversity, and what people of other colors have done, we are setting ourselves up for a revolution to occur. Think about this example which I heard at a Keynote by Edward James Oleos; if you feed someone hamburger everyday from the moment they begin school, to when they graduate, and give them no other options they don’t just begin to dislike hamburger, they have a full fledged hatred for it! Change eating hamburger with learning 90% about whites and you can see the problem!
The group pushing for this actually said "No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership." This is bigotry at its finest. To me it says “lets take all signs of diversity out of schools so anyone that isn’t a white christian won’t feel like they belong to our country.” 

I also want to share the last quote in the article that stuck out at me, I’ll leave this one for you to decipher: "They voted down a motion that requires students to be taught about the terrorism brought about by the Ku Klux Klan and what they did to ethnic and racial minorities, but they turn around and pass a provision that requires the teaching of the violence of the Black Panther Party."
We need to address all races. This country was founded on diversity and everyone being able to come together and do their own thing. The longer we take to recognize this, the further we begin digging our own grave. I mean that in the deepest sense of the phrase. 


Currently obsessed with: You used to hold me - Calvin Harris 

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