The Miseducation of Byron Thomas. Or, if this is what they are teaching black kids, I’m homeschooling.

Another example of how this week has just been too much:

I am a black South Carolinian. Here’s why I support the Confederate flag. 

– By Byron Thomas, via WaPost

If this is what they are teaching black children in school — that their “ancestors” were Confederate cooks who “served” admirably (but like used as a tool for his own oppression?); that being black means you can’t possibly support racist institutions (but see racism without racists); that racists have “hijacked” the Confederate flag (but it was created to maintain a racist institution called SLAVERY); and there is an actual reasoned logical debate over whether the Civil War was fought because of slavery OR states’ rights (but it was the states’ rights to have slavery) — then I’m homeschooling starting tomorrow.

Because #ICant.

History Channel
“history channel” by Reavel via flickr

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