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Texas Senate drops "White Supremacy is bad" requirement from education bill

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by TLK Valentine, Jul 19, 2021.

  1. TLK Valentine

    TLK Valentine You will be who you will be. We are our choices.

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    Texas Senate votes to nix teaching requirement calling white supremacy 'morally wrong'

    I guess with all the brouhaha over CRT, we can't afford to expose our children to such a controversial idea...

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    I definitely think history class should be impartial and give multiple viewpoints. I don't know what racial/cultural relations are like in Texas but would it be easy enough to bring in native and other cultural guest teachers in to give alternative views? Or, have a rotation of history teachers who all come from different backgrounds? Or require history teachers to have relationships and knowledge of different cultural interpretations as a requirement for the job?
     
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  5. TLK Valentine

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    Apparently it's far too radical an idea for the Texas Senate to want to touch.
     
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    Obviously they are teaching a lot more than just the idea that racism is bad; after all who really needs to be taught this today?
     
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  7. TLK Valentine

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    Apparently not Texas students... we hope.
     
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    How did you learn that racism is bad? Have you always known, or did someone teach you this?
     
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    So like have a Grand Dragon of the KKK come in to provide their interpretation, and then another month maybe a Nazi to talk about Hitler's accomplishments, that kind of thing?
     
  11. TLK Valentine

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    I suspect it's closer to the "schools should just be teaching the facts and not moralizing" approach.

    Of course, these are usually the same people who use the "schools have been going downhill since they kicked God out" approach, which leaves one to wonder what they ever expected Him to do in there...
     
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    Teach? I doubt He'd be best employed working the cafeteria...
     
  13. TLK Valentine

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    I dunno...school budgets being what they are, a "loaves and fishes" trick wouldn't go unappreciated...
     
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    Assuming most Texan history teachers are white and/or initially learned history through a white lens, I meant bringing in Native, Black, and Mexican viewpoints.
     
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    Not just Texas students, all students.
     
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    I learned from the same people who taught me that murder was bad, rape was bad, and countless other acts of evil are bad; I learned from my parents and society. Ya don't need a special course in school to learn these things.
     
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    I think it would be a mistake to assume all "white lenses" are the same, or that all Native, Black, and Mexican view points are the same.
     
  19. TLK Valentine

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    Perhaps, but the same people who would have been temporarily placated by a name change would expect "equal representation" in the lessons.

    And between displacing the Native Americans, Slavery, Segregation, Jim Crow, Internment camps, etc... there aren't enough counter-examples to go around.
     
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    Was it really going be 'white supremacy is bad', or really just 'white people are bad'?
     
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