Totally Not-Racist Republican Tom Cotton Wants to Punish Schools That Teach About Slavery

Totally Not-Racist Republican Tom Cotton Wants to Punish Schools That Teach About Slavery

Tom Cotton, a Republican U.S. Senator representing Arkansas, has filed a bill that would withhold federal funding to any schools that teach “The 1619 Project,” a Pulitzer-prize winning piece of in-depth journalism from The New York Times published in 2019 that explores the United States’s legacy of slavery.

Cotton’s so-called Saving American History Act of 2020 would punish schools that teach lessons based on “The 1619 Project” by making them ineligible for federal professional development grants.

The New York Times’s 1619 Project is a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded,” Cotton wrote. “Not a single cent of federal funding should go to indoctrinate young Americans with this left-wing garbage.”

 

Author: Scottie

I am a 57 year old gay man who has been very lucky in life. Life is an adventure and I live it that way. I am in a long term married relationship with a wonderful man I adore. We are in our 30th year together.

5 thoughts on “Totally Not-Racist Republican Tom Cotton Wants to Punish Schools That Teach About Slavery”

  1. What he’s actually saying is that we should follow the wisdom of his constituency: the narrow-minded, bigoted, ignorant, racist conspiracy theorists who in large part still support the psychopath whose sheer stupidity and cruelty has brought us to this disastrous point in time.

    Will this pit of Republican insanity ever bottom out?

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  2. Scottie, I put my comment on your next post about the Senator. This is what is called a career limiting mistake. He wanted to run for president in 2024; he just saved himself some time and money. Keith

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