The Tea Party wants slavery taken out of school textbooks in Tennessee. They say slavery makes the founding fathers look bad so they want it removed – almost entirely.
They are asking lawmakers to change state law so that “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.”
So no mention of American slavery, if it makes the founding fathers look bad.
Somebody should remind this Tennessee Tea Party that one of the greatest things about this country is that a black man who would have been a slave in George Washington’s day can and did become the 44th President of the United states. How’s that for progress?