Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-8th District) is calling to end history classes in his state and replace the current curriculum with more “accurate” information.
“I’m calling for the abolishment of history classes in Illinois,” announced Ford on Sunday. “We’re concerned that current school history teachings lead to white privilege and a racist society.”
Speaking at the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, Ford said that a new teaching method could “end racism, discrimination, and white privilege.” What current history books teach us is that white people are superior in a land that belongs to all of us, continued Ford, a land that shouldn’t be reserved for white men and women.
“Women have a right to also be included in the history books in the right way, and not just included here and there,” he added.
Ford supports House Bill 4954, which seeks to revolutionize how history is taught in the state of Illinois. No matter where you are from, your history will be accurately accounted for in Illinois, promised Ford.
Ford called on the Illinois Board of Education to “end the teaching of history” and urged local school districts to “take immediate action by removing the current history books and curriculum practices that unfairly communicate our history until a suitable alternative is developed.”
In the meantime, schools should “devote greater attention towards civics and ensure students understand our democratic process and how they can be involved.”
Ford went on to describe “getting our history right” as an issue that can unite Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. “A person that understands the true history of the…Confederate flag wouldn’t really fly that flag because they would understand the pain and hurt,” he added.
When asked how Illinois would pay for new history books, Ford suggested that current book manufactures issue “refunds” for “all the years that the school districts have spent money to buy inaccurate textbooks” and called on the state’s AG to investigate the possibility.
Author’s Note: I don’t have much to say about this other than, ‘Wow.’ This definitely isn’t what Francis Fukuyama meant when he wrote The End of History…
Editor’s Note: The stupidity of Democrats in even allowing this kind of rhetoric in their party is astounding.