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    Chicago lawmaker proposes suspending grade school history classes until “a suitable alternative is developed”

    Chicago lawmaker proposes suspending grade school history classes until “a suitable alternative is developed”

    “I’m calling on the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts to take immediate action by removing current history books and curriculum practices that unfairly communicate our history.”

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    State Rep. LaShawn Ford called on the Illinois State Board of Education to require schools to stop teaching history classes until a “suitable alternative is developed,” because of course the current curriculum, “leads to white privilege and a racist society.”

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    From Rep. Ford’s press release:

    Rep. Ford Today in Evanston to Call for the Abolishment of History Classes in Illinois Schools

    Concerned that current school history teaching leads to white privilege and a racist society, state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, will join local leaders today at noon at the Robert Crown Center in Evanston to call on the state to stop its current history teaching practices until appropriate alternatives are developed.

    “When it comes to teaching history in Illinois, we need to end the miseducation of Illinoisans,” Ford said. “I’m calling on the Illinois State Board of Education and local school districts to take immediate action by removing current history books and curriculum practices that unfairly communicate our history. Until a suitable alternative is developed, we should instead devote greater attention toward civics and ensuring students understand our democratic processes and how they can be involved. I’m also alarmed that people continue to display symbols of hate, such as the recent display of the Confederate flag in Evanston.”

    Attendees at Sunday’s press conference will discuss how current history teaching practices overlook the contributions by Women and members of the Black, Jewish, LGBTQ communities and other groups. These individuals are pushing for an immediate change in history changing practice starting this school year.

    The miseducation of our children must stop,” said Meleika Gardner of We Will. “It is urgent that it comes to an end as we witness our current climate become more hostile. Miseducation has fed and continues to feed systemic racism for generations. If Black History continues to be devalued and taught incorrectly, then it will call for further action.”

    Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty notes “As Mayor, I am not comfortable speaking on education, curriculum, and whether history lessons should be suspended. This is not my area. Personally, I support House Bill 4954 because I am interested in learning more and believe the history of Black people should be taught to all children and include all groups, Women, LatinX, and Native Indians who helped to build America.”

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    Hey don’t even pretend they are not Leftist Seminaries anymore


     
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    vinnymeyer | August 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it. Rewriting it to make you feel better won’t change that. If anything it will make it worse, as the revised history will have you walking right into what you thought you could avoid.


     
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    scooterjay | August 3, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Let. It. Burn.

    I’m ready to head into segregated America. Offer them reparations by giving them a home in “Progressia”, the northeastern part of the US. Let them create their own utopia, and build a 30 foot tall wall to keep them out of “Liberty”, and watch it fall into a third-world hellhole with white liberals lording over them.


       
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      ss396 in reply to scooterjay. | August 4, 2020 at 10:24 am

      No reparations. Everybody’s ancestors were enslaved at one time or another through history. There is nothing extraordinary about the black enslavement in America that warrants any recompense targeted specifically to them.


         
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        FOTin1943 in reply to ss396. | August 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

        That is so true! Three of my grandparents escaped Lithuania AND THE RUSSIAN CZARIST RULERS in the late 1800s and early 1910s and immigrated to the USA; the 4th was born in the USA to parents had who had fled Lithuania in the 1880s or so for the same reason. They spoke the ancient language of Lithuania (and, of course, some Russian forced on them), but they learned English. They were mostly peasants in Europe, and labored here in the kinds of jobs and work available to such immigrants. They continued to practice their Roman Catholic faith, and treasured it in their churches, schools and social clubs. They didn’t have much education, but they made certain all their children (2 + 10) completed high school – even in the Depression; the 11 of their 12 children who married formed 2-parent households and raised their families.

    Will the new history books explain how Mandela used tires for “necklacing”?

    This pitiful young fella has been brainwashed and is delusional. Believing that he has anything to gain, or lose, because of complexion is called stuck-on-stupid.

    Dummy is no better than the KKK and their specious beliefs.


       
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      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to NotKennedy. | August 3, 2020 at 3:40 pm

      Will the new history also describe the decline of South Africa’s infrastructure since the whites were thrown out of all the jobs keeping the machinery going? Or, how the once-great South African Airways is broke, and now has as top priority, skin color and not competence?


     
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    MAJack | August 3, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    This fool couldn’t spell “history” if you spotted him 3 letters.


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