Some White people go to great lengths to perpetuate the lies of America’s history with Black people. This is one of the biggies. According to the article:
“A member of Colorado’s state Board of Education argued that the fact that the United States voluntarily ended slavery proved “American execptionalism” and this perspective should be taught to students in a recent Facebook post about the AP U.S. History curriculum.”
The only “exceptionalism” America can claim with respect to slavery is how exceptionally barbaric its treatment of Black folks was for almost 300 years. Then there was Jim Crow, Black codes, convict leasing and now…Jim Crow, Jr.
Exceptionalism indeed. In a delusional kind of way.
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