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Re: [xmca] please sign the NAACP pledge about textbooks
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Thanks Peg, for the opportunity.
Tony, BP is not about oil, either.
Both had a LOT to do with economic exploitation.
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Peg Griffin <Peg.Griffin@att.net> wrote:
> Not in my State
> Have you heard about what's going on here in Texas? History is being
> rewritten. And not in a good way.
> The state of Texas sets national standards for school textbooks -- and on
> Friday, the State Board of Education is casting its vote on updated social
> studies and history textbooks.
> Those books are changing the record on slavery, celebrating the Confederacy
> and shedding a positive light on Jim Crow laws. And the Texas NAACP has
> spent the past several months fighting back. We've written thousands of
> emails, placed hundreds of calls, and people are starting to notice.
> I'm writing because we need your help. No matter the result of tomorrow's
> vote, make sure these bad ideas don't spread into your state. Sign the Not
> in My State Pledge:
> The civil rights era was, and remains, one of the most significant and
> defining moments in U.S. history. Its leaders were true patriots --
> against oppression and for equality.
> But if the proposed textbook changes happen, our children won't learn about
> them. They won't learn about brave men like Sam McCollough, who gave his
> life for Texas independence. And they won't learn that Texas seceded from
> the Union to fight for the Confederacy in the Civil War.
> Rewriting history in the name of national pride isn't patriotic. It's
> Make it known throughout your state that if Texas textbook standards pass,
> they won't be coming into your classrooms. Sign the Not in My State Pledge
> to stop history from being rewritten:
> American history -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- is what makes our
> country what it is today. A reminder of that past helps ensure a better
> future for all of us.
> Thank you for speaking out,
> Gary Bledsoe
> Texas President
> P.S. To find out the voting results and watch an interview with NAACP
> President, Benjamin Todd Jealous, tune in to NBC Nightly News tomorrow
> (Friday) at 6:30/5:30 p.m. ET/CT.
> Peg Griffin,
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