The anti-history law is clearly racist. They want to “protect” children with European ancestors from feeling bad about what earlier Europeans did, but they have no regard for the feelings of children of African descent, who they think should be denied to learn the courage and achievements of their ancestors.
Conservatives want to teach…
… science that rejects real science,
… history that rejects real history,
… math that rejects real math, and
… “Christianity” that rejects the teachings of Jesus.
Qonservatives think little children are more traumatized by being exposed to factually-accurate, balanced, objective history, science and math than cowering in terror during active-shooter drills or, even worse, as actual active shooters roam the halls of their schools picking off vulnerable victims.
They want to ban any book that exposes children to factual history, accurate science and even MATH! They must have heard about non-binary numbers or that children are being taught to use Arabic numerals or … darn! Maybe it is that equal sign.
They are more afraid of children learning than of children dying.
No child has ever died in a mass reading, yet they want to ban books and not guns.
What is really going on here is that the people who screamed obscenities and threw rocks at little Ruby Bridges in New Orleans (who was FIVE years old and trying to go to kindergarten surrounded by four big, scary men with guns) and the Arkansas Nine trying to integrate Little Rock’s Central High School don’t want their grandchildren to be taught that they screamed obscenities and threw rocks at little Ruby Bridges and the Arkansas Nine.
Darrin Bell and Theron Heir