GOP-Led States Push To Limit How Slavery Is Taught In Schools

As Republican-led states across the country are trying to limit how race is taught in schools, a new book shines new light on America’s history of slavery. Clint Smith, the author of How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America joined American Voices with Alicia Menendez to discuss his new work. » Subscribe to MSNBC:

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GOP-Led States Push To Limit How Slavery Is Taught In Schools


  1. I had to learn about the real history of the US via outside reading. On that note, here are just a few great books everyone should read:

    “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi

    “America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States” by Erika Lee

    “El Norte: The Epic and Forgotten Story of Hispanic North America” by Carrie Gibson

    “The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American” by Andrew L Seidel

    “Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic” by Matthew Stewart

    “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” by Edward E Baptist

    “Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History” by Kurt Andersen

    “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” and “Anti-Intellectualism in American Life” by Richard Hofstadter

  2. Lemme guess
    “Then we built these plantation farms to make cotton and other stuff. We did with the help of brave black men and if they didn’t work…
    Okay WW1.”

  3. I like this. Clint Smith is a hero to me. Hopefully this book will be read by a large majority of people who know little about these sad times.

    1. @Muddy Water And you think that by whitewashing your own history you can getaway with from the ghosts from the past that still haunting next generations unless you solve it quickly.

    2. @Ignatius RyD I don’t have ghosts from the past my family came to the United States in 1901.

  4. White America wants to tell Native Black Americans ” slavery was a long time ago, we owe you nothing” ! The last Confederate soldier died in 1959!

    1. @oil_kingg The American government didn’t start slavery, Go to Spain, France, Britain, Holland and Portugal.

    2. @SOMETHING BIG IS COMING! The American government didn’t start the holocaust either but the jews still got reparations that is distributed by the US. Take your racist garbage and shove it!!!

    1. @Bryan but the kids have been lied too this whole time. Half truths to maintain the dominant society is still a lie. Right?

    2. @William Springer the kids don’t get to learn their history in February only what whites wanted them to learn for 400 years.

    3. @Bryan – Nah, you’re not threatened by “radicals”; you’re threatened by normal, factual stuff. That’s called weakness.

    4. @William Springer – I meant acknowledgement from people like him, personally — and apologists like you. I don’t expect you to understand that. After all, it’s clear you also love to run to the right-wing pundits who tell you what you want to hear, so you’ll feel better. You know, that kind of weakness. So many small, pathetic, easily triggered men… All it takes is to hear the word black, and they’re on the defensive, trying to deny history AND the present, running to Tucker Carlson and Ben Shapiro for comfort. They huddle together like quails in comment sections, with the racist internet trolls backing them up. You can see that here! Look at the internet trolls running to defend y’all. You see that? You can’t see which side you’re on?? You should pick your friends better. And you should attract better friends, too. The fact that you don’t should say something…

    5. Asking a white Christian conservative how history should be like asking a dead man for advice on how people should live.

  5. We must teach our children to love their Country. This is the best Country in the world, and our children should embrace their heritage. This Country was built by Black and white people.

    1. @widder shins if you wanna believe a few crack pot book writers and MSNBC pundits over hundreds of accredited historians, more power to you my friend.

    2. @Andrew Roberts Maybe you should have paid attention in school. We covered all of those things.

    3. @William Springer not sure what school you went to but I heard nothing about the Red Summer of 1919, Tulsa massacre of 1921 or any hint at how police departments became the new arm of slavery after the Civil war- with some departments recruiting from the KKK. I even took AP American history and none of that was mentioned. None. Equally, no mention of wounded knee, sand creek or the trail of tears- all epic examples of a government practicing genocide. I hope it’s better today but my education was sanitized.

    4. Is Black and White the only colors you see? There is more than just two, in the crayon box. GOD BLESS ALL PEOPLE…The USA is more than Black and White….It is a Diverse Nation….On July 4, 2021, Start fresh, Show Love, Compassion, and Empathy, for all Human…Show Pride in our Diverse Nation..God Bless the USA…

  6. The truth would make the south look very very bad. And relatives of those who indulged in the slave trade and acquired riches, through the misery of other human beings, may have those riches taken from them. That is why they don’t want the truth to be told. But since it did happen, the disgrace that we humans are capable of perpetrating such oppression on another human being is damning, in more ways than one. To all not just children. They say, history repeats itself, learn the right lesson from history is essential, teach it with the right bent.

    1. @justin holmes These marxist commies only have talking points from the PROVEN LIARS of the legacy msm. When ask to explain themselves, they always RUN.

      Either that, or it’s the channel providing SHILL/BOTS.

      After their initial gas lighting post, If the don’t rebut a response from others, it’s definitely a FAKE human.

    2. @whatsyurprob ? Yeah what you told me was a lie. I never have nor ever will hate the Constitutiin you are crazy. Bye.

    3. @Debra Johnson That’s tell’in me!!! 👍👍👍

      Just say it ain’t so, and move on, eh?

      How does one LIE to themselves so easily?



      . . . and it’s TAUGHT!


      When you were 3, did you have any friends of color?

      I don’t think you’d know the answer to that question, because, you hadn’t been TAUGHT yet. Children don’t see color, I don’t care how you try and desperately argue this FACT.

      You can sluff it off all you want, but, your HATE is going to lose.


      . . . is upon us all, and we’re BILLIONS STRONG now. The entire world now knows that Govt. = ‘RICO’ —- and only those who support it are the failures of a ‘free society’.

      THINK🤔 about that!

      To clarify, that’s Govt. ANYWHERE & EVERYWHERE, therefore, the entire world has an interest in this.

      ‘CENSORSHIP’ — Who has benefitted the most from it in the last — 🤔 — say, 2 years?

      You’re either in the camp of

      You, and your neighbor are too stupid to discern on your own.


      You know that CENSORSHIP hides the truth.

      Btw, there’s no fence!!!

      Marxist Ideology = Eliminating their own FIRST —- If you knew history, you’d know that, no doubt about it.

      There’s something very WRONG going on, and only one explanation for all of this DEGENERATION that’s been going on.

      ‘luciferians rule the world’

      (No, I won’t cap it 🙄)

      “These people are EVIL!!!”

      I’m ‘awake’, and that’s completely NUTS in your world.


    4. @whatsyurprob ? You are the one lying. However if you need to project go ahead. I am saying by now crazy person.

    5. @Debra Johnson You’ve lost the debate, commie, and you did so by not having an argument. 🤣

      You aren’t too good at this are you?


  7. The lies about slavery and the Civil War have been around a long time. They were in my Texas history books.

    1. We have lies In our northern textbooks too. I was taught that segregation was only in southern states… Mean while my town still has old buildings with extra doors and bathrooms. In Michigan….

    1. The next time that the fascist GQP overthrow the government we will never have a fair election.
      Then they can change everything.

  8. I hope the film and TV industry starts putting out content that shares the true stories known and yet-known. Innoculate the masses against ignorance.

  9. I don’t even have family members. Society, history and culture has prevented me from even knowing them.

  10. Teaching a child that they are evil because they were born white, is not teaching “history”.

  11. Keep buying Apple stocks….. Keep buying ETF…. Don’t go crazy & in the end you will enjoy your rewards

    1. @Elton Padula Wow😮🤑 Jobs will pay your bills, business will make you rich but investment makes and keep you weathly for the future

    2. @Elton Padula I’ve seen different recommendations about Tracy Britt, she must be very exceptional for people to talk about her

    3. @Neal Valenti I just looked her up on the google too, turns out this trader has a quite a lot of experience in trading and the CEO of pampered Chef under Warren Buffet

  12. All those confederate statues need to be put in a museum with a factual story about each person. Stop memorializing like heroes

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