(Closed) Not trying to re-ignite the Texas textbook fight…but

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Atlantic triangular trade?  That’s just stupid.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

oh my goodness.

sometimes i wonder if im going to need to homeschool my children down here to give them a proper education.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I often weep for education in this country.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I can’t believe these people can wake up and look at themselves in the mirror every day! how can one morally live with themselves? I spent all morning emailing my local government b/c of the new anti-choice legislation being passed here. I’m going to get all fired up again!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think history is history and should be kept exactly the way it happened, was named, and has been learned– i think that if they keep trying to fluff things in history eventually there won’t be much truth in explaination of what actually happened and how we got to where we are.

I think it’s sad- I personally am not black or of any colored descent- but i definately believe that other people’s histories were greatly influenced by these events in history and changing them destroys their own histories which is just not acceptable

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Shameful…just shameful.  I can see that when I have children and they are school-age I’m going to have to read their texts from cover to cover just to see what they are actually going to be taught. Then I’ll have to counter these idiotic, ridiculous things such as this because these nutjobs are putting such crap into texts.

 

The slave trade was the process of buying slaves and transporting them here and then treating them as property and 3/5 of a person. This should be taught to all children because THAT is what happened…argh! How in the world can you call it the Atlantic Triangular Trade? Honestly, this just makes me sick…what a slap in the face to all slaves and the families of slaves…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@JamaicaBride- Why do you think Slave Trade is a better, more accurate name than Atlantic Triangular Trade? (I’m seriously just asking because I don’t know- I’m not a history buff.)

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

That just chills me down to my bones. Life is starting to feel like a movie that takes place in a twisted, dystopian future.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Jacqi – well, for me, it seems very Orwellian. The Atlantic Slave Trade has been called such for years because African people were the primary “thing” being traded. Within their own culture in Africa it’s often referred to as what translates to a Holocaust or genocide, it was so massive. Calling it the “Atlantic Triangular Trade” is a huge sign of disrespect for the suffering and loss those people went through, especially because it’s actively changing what we already call it and glossing over the “unpleasant” reality. 

Of course, history has always been skewed. I remember Japanese internment camps being glossed over until high school and even then, we didn’t spend an entire day on them. It’s a shame, and I wish ALL textbooks would clean up and be more honest. But moving backwards is just making the situation worse. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m from Texas, and their scary conservative school board is one reason why I will NEVER move back. I don’t want to spend my future kids’ childhoods running behind them trying to undo the damage their schools do. I grew up in Texas, and never learned about evolution (I now study microbiology and the evolution of microbes), and every world history class emphasized Christianity as the “correct” religion and put down others. UGH.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

And while some of the trade was done between those three places it leaves a HUGE portion out, the part about stealing people and bringing them into the slave trade.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Yell that’s just crazy

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