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(USA Today)   If you don't remember learning about the era of involuntary relocation, you probably didn't go to school in Texas in the 2020s   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Education, Slavery, state's education board, United States, new social studies standards, Public schools, part of Texas, Part of the proposed draft standards  
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2022-07-01 12:56:13 AM  
How sanitary engineering of them.
 
2022-07-01 12:59:02 AM  
I had a complex joke I was going to make about this, but I think Fark Texas just works better in this case.
 
2022-07-01 12:59:52 AM  
F*cking whitewashing fascist shiats

This country needs an enema
 
2022-07-01 1:07:43 AM  
Fahrenheit 451 as a user manual
 
2022-07-01 1:11:57 AM  
The middle passage was subsidized public transportation
 
2022-07-01 1:20:50 AM  
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2022-07-01 2:20:13 AM  
JFC.

"We can let mentally disturbed teenagers buy guns and shoot up schools, but we can't let kids learn the truth about our ancestors."

Your ancestors were sh*t human beings, Texas, and so are you.
 
2022-07-01 2:24:50 AM  
Can we involuntarily relocate Texas somewhere else?
 
2022-07-01 2:46:51 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: JFC.

"We can let mentally disturbed teenagers buy guns and shoot up schools, but we can't let kids learn the truth about our ancestors."

Your ancestors were sh*t human beings, Texas, and so are you.


https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lily-white-movement

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jeffersonian-democrats

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/texas-regulars
 
2022-07-01 3:01:07 AM  
FTA: Public schools in Texas would describe slavery to second graders as "involuntary relocation" under new social studies standards proposed to the state's education board.

Yeah.  Look at all of that "involuntary relocation" covering this guy's back:

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WTF, Texas!!  WHAT THE F*CKING F*CK!!!
 
2022-07-01 3:44:15 AM  
"Slavery" was in every single Article of Confederation justifying the civil war. Multiple times. For every state. Including Texas.

"Forced relocation," not once.
 
2022-07-01 3:51:23 AM  

bostonguy: Can we involuntarily relocate Texas somewhere else?


Only if they take Florida with them.

/Don't say gay.
//Don't say slave.
///I hope there's not more, but then, Kansas is feeling like they're running a distant third.
 
2022-07-01 4:09:32 AM  
Yeah, let's just gloss right over the bondage and servitude... involuntary tourism.
 
2022-07-01 5:41:08 AM  

HighOnCraic: ecmoRandomNumbers: JFC.

"We can let mentally disturbed teenagers buy guns and shoot up schools, but we can't let kids learn the truth about our ancestors."

Your ancestors were sh*t human beings, Texas, and so are you.

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/lily-white-movement

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/jeffersonian-democrats

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/texas-regulars


Thanks for these links. Very educational. Same old bullshiat, recycled.
 
2022-07-01 6:33:01 AM  
Still waiting for the Texas tag.
 
2022-07-01 6:34:02 AM  

mehhhhhh: Still waiting for the Texass tag.


Fixed
 
2022-07-01 6:38:10 AM  
George Carlin warned us about this shiat decades ago.

George Carlin on Soft Language
Youtube h67k9eEw9AY
 
2022-07-01 6:45:03 AM  
Just a reminder that the people who died defending the Alamo were defending the rights of Texans to own slaves.
 
2022-07-01 6:46:41 AM  

no1curr: F*cking whitewashing fascist shiats

This country needs an enema


We just call them Texans
 
2022-07-01 6:47:03 AM  
When the involuntarily relocated tried to go bye bye from the farm, they were tickled so bad.
 
2022-07-01 6:48:19 AM  
So what came after the involuntary relocation?
Choice free employment with non-optional company housing?

How the fark can this evil shiat even make it to the level of an actual proposal to a state school board without the author being fired immediately, preferably from a cannon?
 
2022-07-01 6:49:26 AM  
Conservatives are absolutely terrified that everyone will figure out that they are horrible people.
Spoiler alert: we already knew.
 
2022-07-01 6:50:34 AM  
Texans left two different countires so they could keep slaves.

Same old same old.
 
2022-07-01 6:53:09 AM  
FFS, now they've reached the fascism-as-sport stage and are trying to one up each other.
 
2022-07-01 6:54:47 AM  

west.la.lawyer: Fahrenheit 451 as a user manual


CSB:

I grew up in a small Texas town in the mid/late 80s and 90s. When I was in 6th grade, my reading class had a 6 week period in which we split into groups, with each group reading a different book and having to write a group paper about it, as well as act out a scene from the book. My group was assigned Fahrenheit 451. I immediately fell in love with it, and ended up finishing it WAY before I was supposed to, like 3 days in. Anyway, on the 3rd day after we'd begun the assignment, one of the girls in my group came into class, and after we all got settled she raised her hand.

Teacher: "Yes, Samantha?"

Samantha: "I need to be assigned to a different group."

Teacher: "What? Why?"

Samantha: "My parents said I'm not allowed to read this book because it has bad words in it."

Me: *facepalms so hard I almost fall out of my chair*

Bonus points: that was also the class where the teacher told us that Siberia was a desert in Africa. Me: "You mean... The Sahara?" Her: "No, that's in a different part of Africa. Anyway, the Russians would send people there to die from the overwhelming heat..."

I swear on my f*cking life that none of that is made up.

/still no regrets about dropping out halfway through 8th grade at age 13
//or leaving Texas for good at age 19
///zero redeeming qualities beyond the food and sunsets
 
2022-07-01 6:55:57 AM  
And in Florida, July 1, a new "prohibit[s] Florida's public schools and private businesses from making people feel "discomfort" or "guilt" based on their race, sex or national origin..."

So I can see a history class in Florida and a room of grinning teenagers.  "Class, today we'll talk about the Spanish Conquest of Florida."  "Teacher, I feel discomfort about the word 'conquest'."  "OK, we'll talk about the first missionaries."  "Teacher, I feel discomfort discussing religion..."  Repeat for 50 minutes or until the bell rings.  Every day.
 
2022-07-01 6:57:16 AM  
Out-of-state college admissions: "We regret to inform you that we no longer accept freshman applications from those who attended public school in Texas."
 
2022-07-01 6:59:55 AM  
I don't think the involuntary relocation was the issue nearly as much as the involuntary labor.
 
2022-07-01 7:00:18 AM  
Next up: Learn more about the tragic story of how a couple dozen Jews died in a bizarre bathing accident while on holiday in Poland in 1944.
 
2022-07-01 7:02:35 AM  
"Prisoners with jobs"
 
2022-07-01 7:02:37 AM  
In before some Aussie Farker defending this and telling all of Fark that we're overreacting.
 
2022-07-01 7:02:40 AM  

Golden Brown Delicious: west.la.lawyer: Fahrenheit 451 as a user manual

CSB:

I grew up in a small Texas town in the mid/late 80s and 90s. When I was in 6th grade, my reading class had a 6 week period in which we split into groups, with each group reading a different book and having to write a group paper about it, as well as act out a scene from the book. My group was assigned Fahrenheit 451. I immediately fell in love with it, and ended up finishing it WAY before I was supposed to, like 3 days in. Anyway, on the 3rd day after we'd begun the assignment, one of the girls in my group came into class, and after we all got settled she raised her hand.

Teacher: "Yes, Samantha?"

Samantha: "I need to be assigned to a different group."

Teacher: "What? Why?"

Samantha: "My parents said I'm not allowed to read this book because it has bad words in it."

Me: *facepalms so hard I almost fall out of my chair*

Bonus points: that was also the class where the teacher told us that Siberia was a desert in Africa. Me: "You mean... The Sahara?" Her: "No, that's in a different part of Africa. Anyway, the Russians would send people there to die from the overwhelming heat..."

I swear on my f*cking life that none of that is made up.

/still no regrets about dropping out halfway through 8th grade at age 13
//or leaving Texas for good at age 19
///zero redeeming qualities beyond the food and sunsets


Oh my god, your teacher was Peggy Hill.
 
2022-07-01 7:08:31 AM  
I know Fark keeps catching Texas in bed w/ it's spouse so "OMG Texass", but per the article 9 idiots proposed this and were told "Ummmmm, no".

Also it's USA Today, which can't be trusted if you believe USA Today.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2022/06/16/usa-today-audit-reporter/7647731001/

/ Disclaimer:  Lives in Texas
// Exclaimer:  Hey!!
 
2022-07-01 7:09:22 AM  
There are actual problems to solve, ppl. Not everything is racist. I have been assured of this right here on Fark by some bad motherfarkers.
 
2022-07-01 7:14:51 AM  

bostonguy: Can we involuntarily relocate Texas somewhere else?


So bugs bunny method or Project Chariot?
 
2022-07-01 7:19:52 AM  
Conservatives are objectively evil, and always have been.
 
2022-07-01 7:20:08 AM  
Texas: Slavery Bad. Involuntary Relocation and Enforced Servitude Good.

At what point is it ok to trade Texas to Mexico for a dozen piñatas and a couple crates of Mexican Coca-Cola? And some assorted Mondelez candy.
 
2022-07-01 7:23:58 AM  
Here are your messages, Mr. Burns.  Your car has been involuntarily relocated...  You have ten minutes to claim your involuntarily located car... Your involuntarily located car has been crushed in to an involuntarily relocated cube.
 
2022-07-01 7:28:13 AM  
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2022-07-01 7:29:10 AM  

west.la.lawyer: Fahrenheit 451 1984 as a user manual


Fixed for accuracy.


/They're not burning books.
//They're twisting language to suit a narrative
///Three for the dystopian future I never thought would happen
 
2022-07-01 7:32:32 AM  

Golden Brown Delicious: Samantha: "My parents said I'm not allowed to read this book because it has bad words in it."

Me: *facepalms so hard I almost fall out of my chair*


* raises hand *

Uh, what supposed "bad words" were in Fahrenheit 451? I don't recall any.

Just curious.
 
2022-07-01 7:34:43 AM  

bisi: So what came after the involuntary relocation?
Choice free employment with non-optional company housing?

How the fark can this evil shiat even make it to the level of an actual proposal to a state school board without the author being fired immediately, preferably from a cannon?


According to my provisional Texas history textbook, Africans were kindly given free passage to America, unlike the white Europeans who had to pay for their tickets. Once those lucky Africans disembarked from their free trip, they were all given a golden opportunity to build a new life in the Land of the Free thanks to the generosity of the white taxpayer, whose largesse their descendants still enjoy today through welfare and food stamps.

I should stop before I give the Texas GOP any ideas and make myself vomit again.
 
2022-07-01 7:35:52 AM  
I clicked the link thinking it would be the trail of tears. This is so much worse.
 
2022-07-01 7:37:05 AM  

bostonguy: Golden Brown Delicious: Samantha: "My parents said I'm not allowed to read this book because it has bad words in it."

Me: *facepalms so hard I almost fall out of my chair*

* raises hand *

Uh, what supposed "bad words" were in Fahrenheit 451? I don't recall any.

Just curious.


Words that made you think and feel bad, is my guess.
 
2022-07-01 7:39:10 AM  
The Trail of Tears was involuntary relocation.  That was pretty bad.

Slavery was worse.
 
2022-07-01 7:42:54 AM  
 
2022-07-01 7:51:09 AM  
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2022-07-01 7:54:05 AM  
Oh FFS, just support Texit and Florixit already. We can get rid of two major liabilities in one shot, replacing them with Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. Then we won't even have to change the flag.
 
2022-07-01 8:04:04 AM  

bostonguy: Can we involuntarily relocate Texas somewhere else?


Give it back to Mexico?
 
2022-07-01 8:05:58 AM  

erewhon the opinionated: bostonguy: Can we involuntarily relocate Texas somewhere else?

Give it back to Mexico?


Would they take it?
 
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