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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Explain how trying to correct the current image of our Founders as all pro-slavery is equal to removing any mention of slavery in textbooks.
    Well, they weren't ALL pro-slavery... wouldn't it be better to just teach which states supported slavery and which states didn't...

    Oh, that's what they already do?

    So why are we changing that?

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's not all instances necessarily, BUT, it does whitewash the fact that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson (among others) owned slaves. Sorry if that makes them look bad. Present the facts, let people make their own judgements.
    You're right. I'm still failing to see how the TN Tea Party wants to eliminate that from textbooks.


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Well, they weren't ALL pro-slavery... wouldn't it be better to just teach which states supported slavery and which states didn't...

    Oh, that's what they already do?

    So why are we changing that?
    We're talking about the people...the Founders. All the TN Tea party is saying is that the Founders shouldn't be generally portrayed as slave-owners because they weren't all slave-owners. All the want is to be fair. They want kids to learn about the abolitionist Founders and the black Founders, not just that Jefferson and Washington owned slaves.

    Why wouldn't you want a more well-rounded education on the people who founded this country?


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    I'm still waiting for someone to explain the title of this thread.


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I'm still waiting for someone to explain the title of this thread.

    From the OP:

    “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    From the OP:

    “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”
    And how do you get "The TN Tea Party wants Slavery Removed from Textbooks" from that? I realize the OP was wise enough to phrase it as a question, but many people here are taking it as a statement. I see nowhere in this statement where the tea party wants slavery removed from textbooks. Perhaps you can explain it to me.


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    And how do you get "The TN Tea Party wants Slavery Removed from Textbooks" from that? I realize the OP was wise enough to phrase it as a question, but many people here are taking it as a statement. I see nowhere in this statement where the tea party wants slavery removed from textbooks. Perhaps you can explain it to me.

    You can make up your own mind about. But I do read it as meaning to down play the role slavery did play in this nation.

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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    And how do you get "The TN Tea Party wants Slavery Removed from Textbooks" from that? I realize the OP was wise enough to phrase it as a question, but many people here are taking it as a statement. I see nowhere in this statement where the tea party wants slavery removed from textbooks. Perhaps you can explain it to me.
    Well slavery obscures the founding fathers words of "all men are created equal".
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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Well slavery obscures the founding fathers words of "all men are created equal".
    Which is only half the story. They wrote that in there because most wanted an end to slavery. What's wrong with telling the whole story?


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    Re: Tenn. Tea Party Wants Slavery Removed From Textbooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    We're talking about the people...the Founders. All the TN Tea party is saying is that the Founders shouldn't be generally portrayed as slave-owners because they weren't all slave-owners.
    I'm for portraying the just slave-owning founders as such.

    And Thomas Jefferson as a founder who like him some brown sugar...


    All the want is to be fair. They want kids to learn about the abolitionist Founders and the black Founders, not just that Jefferson and Washington owned slaves.
    The black founders??

    Why wouldn't you want a more well-rounded education on the people who founded this country?
    I don't know, ask the TP.
    Last edited by hazlnut; 05-20-11 at 11:24 PM.

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