Chicago Democrat Wants to Abolish History Class
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.
It’s an abashed pitch for brainwashing our kids openly.
Correction: It’s a blatant attempt to brainwash our kids openly.
Now this is exactly what our youth of today demand and have been demanding for about 20 years, with most falling on deaf ears, but times have changed and I do think they will succeed in this era of getting the actual facts of every thing, now in other countries the same is true. Now the propaganda I was taught in school back in the 1940s and early 1950swas based on the state political leaning and I was brought up in a Conservative leaning state, now when I left and went to law school in a Northern state I had a rude awaking about the things I had been taught in a Southern school. Now students want the actual historical facts taught in school every where. We could start out with to stop glorizing the Confederacy which the leaders were actually Treasonous Traitors according to the Constitution I swore to protect and defend, most of the soldiers were pawn who were4 raised to believe in racism and it carries on into today just because of that glorizing of the Confederacy
The Democrats have brainwashed children for the past 13 years. The liberals have pushed the idea that the only people that are racists are white and Republican. Obama and the media used it to get him elected.
Typical liberal idiot, as is Robert above. Guess that Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, MLK, George Washington Carver, Jesse Owens, Thurgood Marshall, and many other black history-makers were white supremacists, since they seem to be in those same history lessons. History is events, dates, people, and documented facts. Some history is good and some is bad. The only way to learn from history is to study it and present it in the context of when it occurred. Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Dems and liberals seem to always want to rewrite history. Their propensity for supporting “cancel culture” further propagates this.
As a public school teacher in Illinois near Chicago, I have always taught about the contributions of people regardless of race, creed origin or any other label. A great deal of American history is already taught from a variety of perspectives. Apparently, Mr. Ford is unaware of what is taught i Illinois public schools today.
He’s aware, but is a socialist demorat. When students can no longer read what happened to the people when Marxist took over Cuba, Russia, China, Venezuela, and South Africa, they are easily brainwashed to accept it was a good thing and the citizens were better off.
The commiecrats are turning schools into indoctrination centers.
“The mutability of the past is the central tenet of Ingsoc. Past events, it is argued, have no objective existence, but survive only in written records and in human memories. The past is whatever the records and the memories agree upon. And since the Party is in full control of all records, and in equally full control of the minds of its members, it follows that the past is whatever the Party chooses to make it.”
George Orwell, ‘1984’
There is not enough diversity on the basketball court, so I am calling for the elimination of basketball. It is ultra racist because all you see is black faces playing the game. “We’re concerned that current school leagues ad to black privilege and a racist society.”
I’m with Roger – we should get rid of school lunches too, i mean really – whitebread sandwiches and corn? Everybody knows that’s nothing but white men indoctrinating everybody into whiteness. Get rid of the whole thing. And if there are any non-white cooks in the back then what does that say?? Clearly the whole situation is riddled with hidden messages and must be torn down.
There are two sides to just about every thing that has happened in history. One side is almost never completely right and both sides should be looked at.
The War Between the States is a great example. The Union may have survived but the Constitution was greatly damaged.
Independence from Briton was won in the South, nowhere does the Constitution authorize the Northern invasion of the South. If Lincoln was the great president history claims he was, couldn’t he have worked out a solution the the problems of the time that did not require hundreds of thousands of deaths and the destruction of the South.