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"joshua benton" Discussed on WCPT 820
"House of Representatives. And Josh hawley in the Senate. These are the people who voted against the COVID-19 hate crimes act, which passed the Senate and the House overwhelmingly, but these 62 members of the house did what is just awful. You can check it out at a time Harvey dot com. And welcome back. Just put a picture of punctuation mark. The tweet that started this whole thing about the Louisiana textbooks was let me get over here and it was originally tweeted by Joshua Benton. And then Philip Lewis jumps in, the book, the book, the actual book, you can find it over on Amazon. This is the Louisiana textbook for 8th graders. It's called Louisiana, our history, our home. By Alicia P long, and like I said, it's on Amazon. And so Philip Lewis takes a photograph of a little, some other content of the book. Again, telling the story of Amanda stone mother, Kate stone, her young daughter, who owned this plantation in Louisiana. It was another two paragraphs from this. I had read you what was the last sentence of the second paragraph before, but I hadn't gotten I didn't have the whole context. We're learning more. In real time here. In an attempt to limit her losses, so this is now the Civil War is happening. And this is the Louisiana slaveholder family. The stone family. In an attempt to limit her losses, Amanda stone said 120 of her slaves to Texas in 1863. She and Kate were forced to follow the slaves to Texas later that same year. In the family's absence, the few remaining slaves took over the plantation and moved into the families home dividing the rooms and the stones remaining personal property among themselves. The stone went into would remain refugees parentheses. People who are forced to leave their home or a country close parentheses until the end of the war in 1865. They were able to also, they were able to reclaim their plantation, but due to Emancipation parentheses the freedom of slaves close parentheses lost all their property in slaves and the family had to face the new reality of planting and harvesting their fields with freed people who Kate regretted now demanded high wages. This is. Frigging breathtaking. This is what, I mean, you know, I get it that for white kids, this is very safe and comfortable stuff. Can you imagine being a black kid in a Louisiana school and listening to this? This is the history of our state. We're going to tell you all about it. You're going to actually know what's going on. Okay, the other thing that I mentioned and I'll get through this quickly and then pick up your phone calls. First of all, my apologies to arizonans who know how to pronounce this county's name because I don't. It looks like it's you have a pie. It's why AVA, I so I'm going to say it that way, and if I'm wrong, call and correct me, but people are knocking on the door. This is from Arizona central. This is for the Arizona republic. There are newspaper. People are knocking on the doors of Yahoo pie county residents and asking how they voted in the last election. While falsely claiming to represent the county recorders office, sheriff's office officials said you have a pi county recorder Leslie Hoffman says she does not know if the people I can have the doors are working on behalf of a political organization, but raise concerns that information residents provide could result in identity theft. I don't want some of our more vulnerable residents giving information and thinking they're getting into the recorder's office, she said. She said local officials have received reports of several incidents last week, two incidents last week in which people claiming to be from her office, asked voters if they voted in the last election, and if Louis they voted for. The Senate's contract was cyber ninjas. This is this Florida based company that has never ordered an election before. It said that a quote registration and votes cast team end quote as I'm reading from the Arizona republic. Has already worked with several people quote in order to statistically identify voter registrations that did not make sense in the knock on doors to confirm a valid voters actually lived at the stated addresses. End quote. This is so over the top. I mean, this is like knocking on somebody's door, asking them to provide identification to prove who they are. So you can steal their identity, I suppose. I mean, you could. They're saying that they're trying to do it to verify a balance that looks suspicious. And then asking them for whom they voted, who did you vote for? So we can tell if their ballet got changed. Is that the deal? I'm guessing that that's the deal. We'll find out as time goes on. This is just like so. So very, very, very wrong. Jesse in Atlanta, Georgia. Hey, Jesse, what's on your mind today? Well, I just have a comment about all you said about our check for it. I thought for 37 years and Atlanta city schools and at least in the last 20 years, nobody ever looked at textbooks. And a pile gathering dust. So how do you teach? Well, I mean, you know, changers get stuff offline and other stuff. A lot of times they textbooks don't change the standards, the state wants us to change. Yeah. Well, that's interesting. So you've got a textbook mess, basically. I have told the story before I still remember when one of my kids was probably 8 years old, we had just moved to Atlanta. 6 months before, from New Hampshire, actually. And this was in the, let's see, it was 1982, I think. And one of my kids came home from school and we were having dinner and I said, what did you learn in school today? And that child said, we learned about the war of northern aggression. And which is a phrase that I had literally having grown up in Michigan and lived in New Hampshire had never heard in my life. And or at least had never deeply resonated. So amazing. Jesse, thank you for weighing in on that. Gail and Seattle, hey Gail, you're a history teacher. Yes, indeed I am. And your former last caller is a 100% right. But one of the things I wanted to say besides being totally appalled from the reading of that vignette from the Louisiana history textbook is that kids you're seeing how tough that would be for a black child to hear that or treat that. But I also think that the 1619 Project misses a point, although I still teaching, I absolutely would use that curriculum. But it's important to not start teaching American history and slavery with images of a people who are disrespected, brutalized and degraded. You have to go back to the pre colonial great kingdoms of Africa. Kush Molly Carthage Ghana. And bringing that up as an important part of what Africans in America are and where they came from. There is nothing worse than to have cloud school of black kids. And the first image they see, you
"joshua benton" Discussed on WCPT 820
"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.