22 Jan '12, 5pm

Tennessee Tea Party Demands Removal Of Slavery From Textbooks via @Care2

Tennessee Tea Party Demands Removal Of Slavery From Textbooks via @Care2

The Tea Party of Tennessee wants to remove from history textbooks any incidents of slavery and genocide linked to the founders of the U.S. for fear those references would tarnish the image of the Founding Fathers. Members of Tennessee tea parties presented state legislators with five priorities for action Wednesday January 11, including “rejecting” the federal health reform act, establishing an elected “chief litigator” for the state and “educating students the truth about America.” What Do They Mean By This? From The Memphis Commercial Appeal : Regarding education, the material they distributed said, “Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government.” That would include, the docum...

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