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  • AP US History Text:White, Christian Americans Finding It ‘Difficult to Adjust’ to Becoming Minority

    04/14/2018 3:33:35 PM PDT · by davikkm · 103 replies
    breitbart ^ | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A soon-to-be-released updated edition of an Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. History textbook teaches students that white Christian Americans are finding it “difficult to adjust” to becoming a minority and puts forward the perception that President Donald Trump’s election occurred because his apparent “racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.” James Fraser’s By the People: A History of the United States, 2ndEdition, is published by Pearson and has a 2019 copyright date. Alex Clark – co-host of the Indiana-based morning radio Joe and Alex Show– tweeted photos of the cover and several pages of the book that she reports...
  • National Archives Thief Sentenced (stole historical artifacts and sold them on eBay)

    05/30/2005 2:23:51 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 223+ views
    Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter ^ | 5/26/2005 | Dick Eastman
    Like many genealogists, historians and other researchers, Howard Harner was a regular visitor at the U.S. National Archives in downtown Washington, D.C. He spent hundreds of hours there from 1996 through 2002. However, he wasn't simply seeking information. He was stealing. Harner was "researching" letters from military officers and government officials involved in directing both the Civil War and the westward expansion of the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Among the documents that Harner stole were letters from famous historical figures such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Generals Lewis Armistead and George Pickett. When nobody...
  • Archives Thief Gets Two Years (No, not Sandy Berger)

    05/27/2005 3:40:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 600+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2005 | Carol D. Leonnig
    A Virginia man was sentenced yesterday to two years in prison for stealing more than 100 Civil War-era documents from the National Archives, including some he tried to sell on eBay. Howard Harner, 68, took letters authored by Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and other historical figures. Federal prosecutors sought a lengthy sentence to help discourage trafficking in stolen American history. Harner, of Staunton, pleaded guilty in March to hiding the documents in his clothing and smuggling them out of a National Archives research room from 1996 to 2002. Prosecutors said he made $47,314 by selling the documents to a...
  • What Japanese History Lessons Leave Out

    02/08/2018 12:25:05 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 59 replies
    BBC Magazine ^ | 2013 | Mariko Oi
    Japanese people often fail to understand why neighbouring countries harbour a grudge over events that happened in the 1930s and 40s. The reason, in many cases, is that they barely learned any 20th Century history. I myself only got a full picture when I left Japan and went to school in Australia. Former history teacher and scholar Tamaki Matsuoka holds Japan's education system responsible for a number of the country's foreign relations difficulties. "Our system has been creating young people who get annoyed by all the complaints that China and South Korea make about war atrocities because they are not...
  • Canadian Woman Arrested in Germany for Questioning Holocaust in Viral Video

    01/08/2018 1:13:39 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Speaking of freedom of speech (or the lack thereof) and communism disguised as “liberalism” or “progressiveness” making a big-comeback in Western Europe, we just got word from B’nai Brith that a Canadian woman from Alberta was arrested in Germany. Her crime? Well, her crime is historic revisionism, i.e. a thought-crime. The thing is, in modern Germany (and other “democratic” EU countries, France comes to mind), it is forbidden by law to question the holocaust. The punishment for holocaust heresy can land the sinner for up to five years in prison. Speaking of the non aggression principle, in 2018 in Germany...
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.
  • The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

    10/09/2017 9:37:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers. The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot...
  • Turk who shot Pope John Paul II seeks Polish citizenship

    05/02/2008 1:18:35 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 17 replies · 745+ views
    AP ^ | 5/2/2008 | By SUZAN FRASER
    ANKARA, Turkey - The Turkish gunman who shot and wounded Pope John Paul II is applying for Polish citizenship because he wants to live in the country of the late pontiff, whom he called his "spiritual brother." But the Polish Foreign Ministry said the chances of Mehmet Ali Agca getting citizenship are "minimal" since he hasn't provided any "good service" to John Paul's mostly Catholic homeland. Agca also wants to be transferred to a prison in Poland to serve the remainder of his sentence on a different conviction, lawyer Haci Ali Ozhan told The Associated Press. "He has chosen Poland...
  • Vatican accepts attacker's release

    01/08/2006 2:20:37 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 7 replies · 344+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 9 January 2006
    THE Vatican said today it accepted the decision by a Turkish court to release Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turk who attempted to kill the late pope John Paul II in 1981. "With legal issues, the Holy See leaves it up to the courts with competence in these areas," Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said. He said the Vatican had only learned of the court's decision from press agencies and had not been given prior notice. Agca, 48, is expected to be released between Tuesday and Sunday, Turkish officials told the Anatolia news agency. He was a 23-year-old far-right militant on the...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • Why Is America's History White Washed?

    08/16/2017 5:16:10 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 47 replies
    August 16, 2017 | MosesKnows
    Why Is America's History White Washed I am puzzled. I see the agenda erasing evidence of America's flaws as it unfolds but I can't see who gains from that action. I can’t even see what is gained. I also have seen an ongoing effort to create a voting public less informed than previous populace. I see an effort requesting people to accept other peoples’ derangements or delusions. America is an amazing construction and America’s government is an amazing structure but America is not flawless. We constituted America in order to from a more perfect union. The story of how America...
  • Far-right protesters gather at University of Virginia

    08/12/2017 7:13:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 238 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/11/2017 | Max Greenwood
    University of Virginia police dispersed a gathering of far-right protesters on the Charlottesville, Va. campus Friday night ahead of a planned demonstration by white nationalists, white supremacists and alt-right groups on Saturday. Police arriving on the scene declared the protest on Friday an "unlawful assembly" and told demonstrators to disperse, video footage of the gathering shows. Unlawful assembly declared at @UVA pic.twitter.com/y3UvphNYH3 — Allison Wrabel (@craftypanda) August 12, 2017 Protesters holding torches clustered on the campus in an apparent lead-up to a Saturday demonstration protesting Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
  • Hillary Clinton Is President in an Alternate Universe, Where America Is Great Again

    07/12/2017 9:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Newsweek ^ | July 12, 2017 | Chris Riotta
    Hillary Clinton sits behind the resolute desk in the Oval Office, pulling out a large blue binder and a jar of hot peppers—her typical snack as the leader of the free world. It’s 9:30 p.m., and madam president spent the day successfully rallying House Republicans and Democrats behind a health care bill that will improve upon her predecessor’s landmark initiative, the Affordable Care Act. The bill passed an hour ago, but she isn’t anywhere near done fulfilling her duties to the American people. “I won’t be taking any more calls,” Clinton tells senior adviser Huma Abedin, who is walking toward...
  • "The Root" magazine engages in gross historical malpractice

    07/05/2017 7:08:34 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    It's such a shame to see a magazine that claims to be "The Root", be so willing to ignore "the roots" of what you would think would be their own history. Recently, The Root engaged in gross historical malpractice by giving voice to people who would benefit greatly from learning their own true history. They created a short video titled "No Country for Me." This is (among many reasons) one of the reasons why I recorded William Cooper Nell's 1855 book The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution as an audiobook. There are many outlets out there, even outlets such...
  • Comparing the radicalism of Charles Beard and Howard Zinn

    06/13/2017 2:40:31 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    The American Thinker has an interesting piece today about Howard Zinn, in which the claim is made that: "Zinn, more than any other man, turned our history books on their heads, and in a way, changed the contemporary course of history." Honestly, I'm not sure that's true. In comparing Zinn to Charles Beard, one of the main issues is the simple expanse of time. Sure, Zinn is more acute in the lies he has written, but Beard has had over a century for his poison to become foundational thinking. Here's the thing: Howard Zinn never knew the real America, so...
  • Ted Cruz roasts Harvard history prof’s embarrassing revisionism

    06/02/2017 4:03:56 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 06/02/2017 | Chris Pandolfo
    After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accords, the reaction from liberals has been nothing short of unhinged. It was a liberal Harvard professor, though, who took the prize for single dumbest tweet. And the reaction from Harvard alum Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has us cheering. Joyce E. Chaplin, the chair of American Studies and history professor at Harvard University, tweeted that the U.S. was created by the international community through the 1783 Treaty of Paris. "The USA, created by int'l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int'l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today "...
  • Historians rank Obama 12th best president in new survey [Major Barf Alert]

    02/18/2017 7:24:29 PM PST · by Boomer · 94 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | February 18, 2017 | FNC Staff
    C-SPAN released a survey Friday that asked historians to rank past presidents and former-President Obama was voted the country's 12th best, right behind Woodrow Wilson and in front of James Monroe. Historians were asked to essentially grade the presidents on items like “public persuasion” and “moral authority.” Politico reported that Obama rated high in the category of “equal justice for all,” but received low marks for his relationship with Congress.
  • Yale drops slavery proponent Calhoun from college name

    02/11/2017 7:34:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 4:07 PM EST
    After years of debate, Yale University announced Saturday it will change the name of a residential college that honors a 19th century alumnus and former U.S. vice president who was an ardent supporter of slavery. Yale trustees said the Ivy League university is renaming Calhoun College after trailblazing computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper, a mathematician who earned Yale degrees in the 1930s, invented a pioneering computer programming language and became a Navy rear admiral. Yale said it was the final decision in a controversy over former Vice President John C. Calhoun’s legacy that had simmered for years and boiled over...
  • Black Archives opens exhibit dedicated to President Obama [Pathetic Idol Worship]

    11/30/2016 4:52:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 11/29/16 | Katrina Bush
    An exhibition dedicated to President Obama will be going on display in Miami, and 7News got a sneak peak. In anticipation of 2017 — a milestone year for the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater, a timely exhibit is taking over two stories of the building. “It’s phenomenal,” said Executive Director Timothy Barber. “We’re going to have to tell his story. People are going to have to tell his story, of Barack Obama’s tenure in the White House.”