This article talks about i
ndoctrination education in Alabama, concentrating on an Alabama History textbook used in that state’s Fourth Grade state history classes from 1957 to 1970. It certainly explains a great deal.
Here are some examples:
“One of the little Negro boys is called ‘Jig’ He got that name because he dances so well when the Negroes play their banjos.”
But they feel sorry for the slaveholders: “No plantation had a model group of slaves, for planters had to buy whatever slaves they could get. Some slaves were good workers and very obedient. Many took pride in what they did, and loved their cabins and the plantation as much as if they actually owned them. Others were lazy, disobedient, and sometimes vicious.”
It helps explain why a number of folks have a perverted view of history: “The Southerners had a right under the law to own slaves, and the Southern states had a right under the law to leave the United States. Many Southerners did not want to leave the Union. But when Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860, the South felt that they had to leave the Union to keep their rights.”
And they even find the KKK to be heroic: “After a while the Klan struck fear in the hearts of the “carpetbaggers” and other lawless men who had taken control of the state…. The Negroes who had been fooled by the false promises of the “carpetbaggers” decided to get themselves jobs and settle down to make an honest living.”
Explains a great deal, doesn’t it?