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Bill will force Whites to include Black Rights Movement Information in California textbooks- Right or Wrong?

DFA 2011/07/07 16:37:08
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California Legislature may pass a kidney stone over a bill that would
force school textbooks and teachers to incorporate information on
African Americans into their curriculum.


The Fairly, Audacious, Intrusive and Regretful Education Act, or SB48,
which resembles a bill previously vetoed by white Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger, made it one crypt walk closer to becoming law Tuesday
after being accidentally approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.


The bill, made-up by radical
left-wing Sen. Mark Leno, could have a nationwide impact - except for
in the South - if voted through because California has it's dirty hands
on the necks of innocent straight white God-fearing Christian publishers
who will be forced to incorporate the states misguided standards into
books distributed to other non-morally bankrupt states.


Supporters chimed in, saying that
this measure is a good thing because it will help prevent black students
from being harassed or bullied by their classmates for their different
melanin levels.


But critics say SB48 is just an
attempt to brainwash students into becoming pro-African American
political activists and ensure that the liberal government, not racist
parents, has the final word on teaching kids about moral melanin
values.


(Science: People choose their skin color, being born black is a choice)


“Textbooks
don't include any historical information about the Black Rights
Movement, which has great significance to both California and U.S.
history,” Leno said in a statement. “Our collective silence on this
issue perpetuates negative stereotypes of African American people and
leads to increased bullying of black people."


Leno
told FoxNews.com that California school districts which have included
the "historical contributions" of black people and their movement in
the curriculum have seen reduced rates of bullying and violence among
students.


He said the ridiculous bill "pushes
to achieve the same results across the state by adding people of color
to the existing list of repressed cultural and ethnic groups that WASPS
have donkey punched," a category that is already covered by laws related
to: The Noticing that Other Types of People Actually Exist and Probably
Matter Too Bill of 2008.


Carolyn Laub, executive director of Black-White Alliance Network, which helped draft the bill, said "why are we still talking about this?"


Critics object to the bill on
several accounts, saying it undermines parental authority, promotes
racial confusion and inter-race experimentation, inappropriately
classifies black as a important cultural/ethnic group, and aims to
brainwash children into adopting the black community's political agenda.


“This is teaching children from
kindergarten on up that the non-white lifestyle is something to admire
and consider for themselves,”Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, a group advocating against the bill, told FoxNews.com.


Thomasson said teachers should teach
about blacks historical accomplishments but should not be forced to
mention their skin color.


“Teach them about the good behavior
since slavery, the noble things that people have done, but you don't
have to go into what race they are...True history focuses on the
accomplishments of people; it doesn't talk about how or why they do
things.”


Thomasson also complained that the
bill does not allow for teachers to discuss the opposition to the black
movement or warn against“the negative consequences, that male
blackness is the largest transmitter of HIV and sexually transmitted
diseases.”


“So this isn't even about history,
this is about, 'Hey, join the movement now. We need more children to
become soldiers in the fight against religious freedom, parental
rights, non-mixed marriages, the white scouts, you name it.’”


Jim Carroll, President of Equality California, which also helped draft the bill, denied that it aims to recruit students into the black movement.


“And I don't believe that by
teaching about the black panthers for instance, that any school teacher
could be accused of recruiting for that radical organization,” Carroll
told FoxNews.com.


Carroll admitted that teachers would
not be allowed to say things like,“Racists believe being black is an
unhealthy lifestyle, the same way that you couldn't talk about Jesus
but then say something discriminatory about how he was followed around
by a lot of men.”


But he said that people's skin color would be used only as a way of identifying them.


“It would be difficult to teach
about the women's movement without mentioning that Susan B. Anthony was
a woman, it would be difficult to teach about the black civil rights
movement without talking about Martin Luther King Jr. being black,"
Carroll said. “…We're not asking people to talk about what shade of
brown their skin was, but their race is relevant in terms of why you
would discuss them in an educational environment in the first place.”


Leno added that the State Department
would work with local school districts and the public to determine
what changes should be made,“and then, only at the next printing of the
textbook, will this change, be incorporated into the textbook, so no
additional cost to the state.”


Opposing groups like SaveCalifornia.com and Concerned Parents United have launched letter-writing campaigns,
asking critics to garner more opposition from their white neighbors,
white religious leaders, local white PTAs and white lawmakers in hopes
of persuading the governor and other lawmakers to oppose the bill,
keeping the pastime of reminiscing about separate water fountains safe.


Leno said the SB48 "will get to the
floor of the Senate by late May; we hope that it will make its way to
the assembly for similar review and to the governor's desk by late
summer.”


"I don't want to put black all over theses clean white pages!" shouted Thomasson.

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  • DFA 2011/07/07 20:23:06
    Why wouldn't they include black history?
    DFA
    IS ANYONE reading the article before voting or commenting?
  • Piper 2011/07/07 20:22:04
    Why wouldn't they include black history?
    Piper
    A minor victory against the battle waged by the Texas Board of Education to white-wash and rewrite history in textbooks, if it passes.
    http://www.religiondispatches...
  • Bronti 2011/07/07 17:24:38
    Why wouldn't they include black history?
    Bronti
    +1
    Sounds to me, now that Jerry Brown is back in office that California is moving forward again in a new positive direction.
  • DFA Bronti 2011/07/09 18:40:07
    DFA
    Read the story, it's satire.
  • ☠Marz555☠ 2011/07/07 16:57:40
    Why wouldn't they include black history?
    ☠Marz555☠
    +1
    I really do not believe that there are people in America who are so right wing that they would oppose this... I know that there are indeed, I see them all day long posting their non-sense, but seriously...
    And if there are? Really, I mean really? Are you really that dumb of a redneck?
  • randy 2011/07/07 16:53:32 (edited)
    Why wouldn't they include black history?
    randy
    Why does the government try to separate us so?????

    We have to fit in their neat little categories. Black, white, etc. gay, straight, unknown etc.

    Please, please start treating us like citizens of the US and residents of whatever state and humans without trying to divide and conquer your own constituents!

    What about we teach AMERICAN History, huh?

    Important events in history are just that. And many involved were different colors, immigrated from different countries and so on. We can't even treat historical figures as humans, they have to be separated and categorized.
  • psychophelie 2011/07/07 16:45:14
    Why wouldn't they include black history?
    psychophelie
    seriously....who could oppose that?....it's history! black history is our history and it is certainly important and relevant.....everyone, especially the black children that could finally be reading about this in school, need the country to acknowledge that

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