Are we facing a new Jim Crow Era?
The anti CRT movement reverts back to how southern and western states indoctrinated students…post reconstruction through the mid 20 the century. We had an educational Jim Crow. During the 1960’s more students were finally taught about the violence-KKK, , the discrimination – Plessy V. Ferguson, share cropping, but still we know little or nothing about Jim Crow education except “separate but equal”…
The Greenwood Massacre wasnt taught anywhere, especially in Tulsa. Ask people who went to public schools from 30s-50s in the south or west what their textbooks said about Slavery. In many textbooks the word slave was never used, and the Civil War was taught as “The War of Northern Aggression.”
This was a direct backlash to Reconstruction, when black men were given political power and elected to local, state, and even federal offices. Flash forward to a new post civil rights movement “Reconstruction”. Blacks are elected to local state and federal offices. Barack Obama was elected President…. let me emphasize…. A BLACK MAN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT! For many that was the last straw.
Republicans this time, (last time it was Democrats) become nay sayers. They attack Obama. They called him a lier at his State of the Union Address. They obstructed his every move.Then they were empowered to elect a racist president. Violence spread. Decades of improvements were overturned. January 6th happened. Segregation in housing and education became stronger, and now this.
Southern and Western states change how history is taught…whitewash it all. AGAIN!
Has the South risen again?