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A Sarcastic People's History of the United States

 by Michael Rowe

Tags: Politics, We Are Respectable Negroes, U.S. history, textbooks, immigration,

jefferson memorialEarlier this year, the Texas Board of Education went all “we’re the deciders” on U.S. history textbooks, demanding a decisively conservative slant on certain aspects of our nation’s history. More recently, Arizona went all “stuff white people don’t like” on Latino immigrants. The good people over at We Are Respectable Negroes have taken these gestures at face value and turned the implications of Texas and Arizona’s decisions into a Tea Party timeline: What Would U.S. History Look Like If It Were Written By Texas and Arizona? The sarcasm is kind of obvious awesome:

Source: We Are Respectable Negroes 

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