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"You over on Twitter, Joshua Benton is pointing out to approved Louisiana history textbooks for the 8th graders in that state. There are only two apparently. And at least according to this fellow who's tweeting to pointing this out. And Christopher Rees over on daily codes took that and did a little research and built it into a whole piece, welcome to 8th grade textbooks in Louisiana and the story of poor Kate stone for its Christopher. And then this is from the book So you're an 8th grade student in Louisiana. Imagine if you were a black 8th grade student in Louisiana. And this is your history book, right? And it tells the story of young Kate stone, right? A young woman who lives on a plan to a young white woman who lives on a plantation. Well, I'll just read you from the textbook. With more than a thousand acres and 150 slaves, the family's future seemed secure. However, in 1861, after Louisiana's secession from the United States in January and the beginning of the Civil War in April, the lives of everyone on the stone plantation chain. Now how did they change? Well, we ended slavery. Poor Kate. Right. What's this poor white girl who? Her family owns a 150 other human beings? Holds them in enslavement? What's she gonna do? Well, the textbook fills that in. They were able to reclaim their plantation. It was after the Civil War. But due to Emancipation parenthesis, the freeing of the slaves closed parentheses. They lost all of their property in slaves. It was actually the majority of the wealth that the south held was humans. Just let that sink in for a minute. It wasn't their buildings. It wasn't their land. It was the humans that they held in bondage in slavery. Back to the textbook. Kate stone's family, they were able to reclaim their plantation, but due to Emancipation, the freedom of the slaves lost all of their property in slaves. The family had to face the new reality of planting and harvesting their fields with freed people who Kate regretted young Kate. The girl who was the white girl who lives on the plantation. Who, Kate regretted, now demanded high wages. Oh my God. We're running a cotton plantation and we've got to pay our workers. This is a disaster. This is an 8th grade Louisiana history textbook, lamenting. The loss of slave labor, well, not to worry, Louisiana citizens. You still have slave labor. The Thirteenth Amendment did not end slave labor in the United States. It merely compartmentalized it. No, seriously, I'm not making this up. It's an absolute actual fact. In fact, let me find my little handy U.S. Constitution, and I will read to you the language of the Thirteenth Amendment, and here it is. This was ratified on December 6th, 1865, neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime. There of the party has been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction. So slavery may not exist in the United States any longer after 1865. Except and thus, the largest, I believe, parchment is in Louisiana, the used to be a massive cotton plantation. It's now a massive prison. And there's still work in the cotton. Anyhow, back to the textbook. And poor Kate, it is, again, from Joshua Benton's tweet, Jay Benton, at J Benson. It is impossible to understand the years between 1820 and this is from the textbook between 1820 and 1860, without appreciating how the state's people shaped one another. Free and slave native born and immigrant, though louisianans did not always interact peacefully. They shaped one another's lives fortunes and cultures. Gee, you think? I mean, as a Christopher Reed's Reeves over at daily cove's ads a little punctuation here. Look at how great it was before they elected Lincoln and went after slavery. Damn it, things were going great. We just stole her heritage, made music of it and forced them to work for free and it was great. But that Civil War had impacted everyone's fortunes. Well, yeah, I mean, that was kind of the idea, wasn't it? Okay, so we've got that. And then we've got the legacy of that. This is from newsroom dot com. The story by Evan gastaldo, the headline he was lying on the couch when police burst in shot him dead. Johnny Lorenzo Bolton was lying with his eyes closed on an a couch on a couch in his apartment near Atlanta when police serving in narcotics search warrant, why do we even well, that's a whole nother thing. When police serving a narcotics search warrant burst through the front door with guns drawn and no warning, Bolton's stood up and at least one of the officers fired sending two bullets into Bolton's chest. The 49 year old black man died from his injuries. This is like the Breonna Taylor killing in Kentucky. It's just Bolton's relatives and their lawyers wanted to try to get information about the shooting from law enforcement before drawing attention to this killing. But frustrated in those efforts, the attorney sent a draft of a lawsuit to Cobb county officials in mid April, along with a letter threatening litigation. If county officials didn't provide more information and address accountability and compensation for Bolton's death. Bolton's sister Daphne in a recent interview with The Associated Press said for almost 6 months we gave them quiet. That lets me know that that's not what's going to get a response. So it's quiet doesn't get a response. She says, I want my brother's name to ring beside Breonna Taylor's. When they say Breonna Taylor, I want them to say, Breonna Taylor, and Johnny Lorenzo Bolton. I want them to be simultaneous. She also, by the way, once an end to no knock warrants. Yeah. Let's do that. Let's put a national end to no knock warrants. Finally, just in kind of bringing you up to date and catching you up on the state of affairs in America. Congress is looking into January 6th. As you know, this is the House oversight committee has been holding these hearings. And today, today they held a hearing with FBI director Chris ray and with two generals who were in The Pentagon.