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Conservative Vision Ascendant In Latest TX History Textbooks Draft; Gingrich, Schlafly Back In

Okay, I have no problem with Gingrich and Schlafly being in a history text if it's written as history and not propaganda, but this guy refuses to by highlight prominent progressives to balance things, and worse, he also wants to VINDICATE McCARTHY, among a bunch of other stupid and racist things. Like these:

"Outspoken conservative board member Don McLeroy, who reportedly spent over three hours personally proposing changes to the textbook standards, even wanted to cut "hip-hop" in favor of "country" in a section about the impact of cultural movements. That amendment failed."

"McLeroy proposed a clause in the civil rights section that read (emphasis ours): 'Evaluate changes and events in the United States that have resulted from the civil rights movement, including increased participation of minorities in the political process and unrealistic expectations for equal outcomes.' McLeroy plans to ask for a vote on this measure at a later meeting."

I know it's a naïve and silly thing to ask, but WHEN THE HELL DID AMERICA GET THIS RACIST?

ETA: Also? You can't tell me that racism isn't behind the fact that the Obama government needs a supermajority every time they want to get anydamnthing done. WTF?

ETA #2: Everybody go out and get yourself a copy of Lies My Teacher Told Me ASAP.
Tags: politics:us, racism, rewriting history, wtf?
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