Redlining History
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Earlier: That Texas Schoolbook Massacre: Have Critics Actually Looked At Current High School History Texts?

From the New York Times:

American history textbooks can differ across the country, in ways that are shaded by partisan politics.

By Dana Goldstein
Design by Adriana Ramic
Jan. 12, 2020

Public school history textbooks in California are basically Hurray for the Goodies, Boo for the Baddies, while in Texas not so much.

… White resistance to black progress is covered differently in the two states. …

Whole paragraphs on redlining and restrictive deeds appear only in the California editions of textbooks, partly as a result of different state standards. Texas’ social studies guidelines do not mention housing discrimination at all.

… Nevertheless, Kerry Green, a high school social studies teacher in Sunnyvale, Tex., a small town east of Dallas, said she discussed redlining with her 11th graders, adding it as a counterpoint to lessons about postwar prosperity — the optimistic story of consumerism, television and the Baby Boom that is emphasized by her state’s standards.

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