1 - 10 Next
My daughter's parochial high school used Zinn for their AP US history course. It is not just public schools who utilized Zinn's work.
Don't bring a knife to a gun fight!
As a Connecticutan: they probably weren't instructed on the Connecticut regiments. By the way, they are: CT Civil War Regiments: 1st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 2nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 3rd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 4th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 6th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 8th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 10th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 11th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 12thRegiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 13th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 14th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 15th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 16th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 17th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 18th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 19th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 20th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 23rd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 24th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 25th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 26th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 27th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 28th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry 29th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry -Black 30th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry -Black 1st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry 1st Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery 2nd Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery 1st Battery Connecticut Light Artillery 2nd Battery Connecticut Light Artillery 3rd Battery Connecticut Light Artillery
In response to:

Liberal Suffering and Confusion

PAULSTNK Wrote: May 01, 2013 10:17 AM
of Africa and that person would stand out as a black American. Same if you parachuted me into the middle of Europe, I would stand out as a white American.
In response to:

Liberal Suffering and Confusion

PAULSTNK Wrote: May 01, 2013 10:16 AM
Several years ago, a lawsuit against a medical university in New Jersey was sued because an international student from Mozambique identified himself as "African-American". This student was ethnically white, but born and raised in Africa, as was his family for decades. The university told him he couldn't be African-American because he was white. I heard this young man speak with all the cadence and dialect of black Africans from the same area. Even further back, an international student from Egypt stated to his university that since Egypt is on the African continent, he would be African-American by the same virtue. Again, the university told him he was caucasian. I have said many time, parachute a black American into the middle...
There are plenty of truly African people who are not black. I use the scenario that you parachute a black American into the middle of Africa, what are they? A black American with African roots. Parachute me into the middle of Europe (my heritage), what am I? A white American with European roots. Nothing more nor less. Just as I would in no way be considered European, the vast majority of black America cannot be considered African. The skin color does not warrant it. Social, cultural, lingustical, moral, ethical, culinary, political, and many more have prominence over the skin color when defining hyphenization of citizenry.
Run to the hills when the statement is made that it's all for the kids. Never is! The students are the last thought if they are thought of at all.
Which is why many Americans, like myself, find teachers unions to be an impediment if not an obstruction to education reform. The students are not considered even remotely if at all. Part of the educational morass experienced in this country is a direct result of unionized impediment to overhauling the educational structure of public education. Every teacher worth their weight in gold should be outraged by all of this. Why? Because the integrity of the profession is being whittled away not slow and steady, but quick and decisive by teachers in teachers union not reining in their unions.
Voters: Actually DC, This Bad Economy is Your Fault: Fool us once-shame on you (Great Depression, FDR, Democrat), Fool us twice-shame on us (1970's recession, Jimmy Carter, Democrat), Fool us third-still shame on us (2012, Barack Obama, Democrat).
Since the WPA was mentioned, I recalled the older term muckraker to describe O'keefe. If Chambers and Bly could expose the abuse in asylums, then I would venture to say that O'keefe is exposing the abuse in progressivism fairly accurately. Bly and Chambers would be so proud.
1 - 10 Next