Why are republican law makers trying to erase history?

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Lawmakers in several statehouses this year want to stop lesson plans that focus on the centrality of slavery to American history.

Republican lawmakers in Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri and South Dakota filed bills last month that, if enacted, would cut funding to K-12 schools and colleges that provide lessons derived from the award-winning project. The South Dakota bill has since been withdrawn.

Some historians say the bills are part of a larger effort by Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, to glorify a more white and patriarchal view of American history that downplays the ugly legacy of slavery and the contributions of Black people, Native Americans, women and others to the nation’s founding. What are your thoughts on this?

I personally find it very hypocritical that the same people claiming the left was erasing history for taking down statues of slave owners were “erasing history” when they’re now trying to ban the teaching of the American history in schools.

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If America is ever going to grow as a country we can’t be cherry picking only the good parts we like about America’s history. By recognizing the bad parts it can prevent them from happening again.
Why are republican law makers trying to erase history?
Why are republican law makers trying to erase history?
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