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Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

jessehimself:

British Isles

The people of the British Isles historically were never all white. Recent archaeological finds have determined that a Black presence can be found in the British Isles as far back as prehistoric times.

In September 2013, bones found in a river by two English teens were determined by forensic anthropologists to be the remains of a Sub-Saharan African woman who lived between 896 A.D. and 1025 A.D.

In his work Ancient and Modern Britons: a Retrospect, Vol. 3, David MacRitchie wrote, “We know that the first inhabitants of Britain and more especially those of the northern parts, were craniologically of a type approaching to the Negro or the Australian race.”

Charles Squire, author of Mythology of the Celtic People and Celtic Myth and Legendargued that one of the two races that occupied Britain were indigenous to the land and could be described as  ”short, swarthy, dark-haired, dark-eyed, and long-skulled.”  

“Its language belonged to the class called ‘Hamitic’,” he continued. 

An African king named Gormund ruled Ireland during the Anglo-Saxon period in England, reports the medieval historian Geoffrey of Monmouth.

According to Ivan Van Sertima, author of African Presence in Early Europe, in the second century A.D., the Roman historian Pliny described the Britons complexions as “Ethiopian.”  The Roman historian Tacitus in his biography of Agricola described the Silures, an ancient British tribe, as having a dark complexion and curly hair. J.A. Rogers believed they were very likely of Phoenician or Egyptian descent.

The Picts are acknowledged as the earliest inhabitants of Scotland.  MacRitchie  called the Picts “Moors” and states that it was clear that the Silures were the same as the Picts.

http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/09/26/6-ancient-civilizations-mistakenly-thought-to-have-homogenous-white-populations/4/

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