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Texas Revises Textbooks: Slaves were ‘Unpaid Interns’

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  1. AndyHall

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    You knew this was coming:

    DALLAS — The Texas Board of Education has drawn scrutiny in recent years for its efforts to revise its curriculum to favor more conservative-friendly versions of history and science. After revising textbooks last year to emphasize Christian influences on the Founding Fathers and introduce Intelligent Design to biology classes, the Board voted nine to zero today to change official nomenclature regarding slavery. In Texas, students will now be taught that slaves were not kidnapped and exploited against their will, but were actually “unpaid interns.”

    “While African workers were not compensated monetarily,” the new curriculum guidelines acknowledge, “by working outside picking cotton, they gained valuable career experience and were provided with ample networking opportunities.”​

    Full story: http://www.newslo.com/texas-board-of-education-revises-textbooks-slaves-were-unpaid-interns/

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  3. AndyHall

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    Yes, it's satire.
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    I sure as heck hope so -- but you never know these days!

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    The comments are entertaining.


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    What the heck? This is so wrong! Ok, I believe in Creation, etc...etc...etc.....but come on, slavery unpaid internship? Oh Lord Jesus help me! I just had the laugh of my life or is that a frown I feel coming on? I mean seriously, I am a conservative Christian and I know we aren't suppossed to talk politics, but this makes them look dumb on so many levels! Wow! That is all I am going to say!
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    Rather excellent satire.

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    I was ready to jump on my high horse!
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    Oh and you questioned my cynicism last night...:D
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    True. True. I do tend to be just a little bit gullible about human nature... but, you never know!:smile coffee:

    Don't really expect much, but always ready to look for excuses for what I do get. (I'm happier that way!)

    Hilaritas!

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    Ok, you got me! :rofl:
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    That's two words I did not expect to see in the same article, slaves and networking!
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    You nearly gave me a heart attack. :confused:
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    Thanks for introducing me to NEWSLO. I've just bookmarked it. The closer it is to believability, the funnier (and sadder) it is.

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    Same here!
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    :: snort ::

    It does say something about the news these days when it's often hard to tell the satire from the real thing, though...
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    Sometimes it seems there is precious little of "the real thing" in the news.

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    Man, don't go giving Texas ideas.....
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    Headlines have been so crazy this year, most anything could happen.
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