Wisconsin school board panel wants to gloss over mass jailing of Japanese Americans

7/2/2022 2:00:00 AM

Wisconsin school board panel tries to bury grim legacy of Japanese American incarceration - @thereidout Blog

Wisconsin school board panel tries to bury grim legacy of Japanese American incarceration - thereidout Blog

One member of the board reportedly said the book created an 'unbalanced' account of U.S. actions during World War II.

July 1, 2022, 9:16 PM UTCByIf conservative Americans were as proud of their nation’s history as they claim to be, they wouldn’t be fighting so hard to bury it under lies.Instead, we’ve seen Republicans nationwide having conniptions. Book bans and whitewashed school lesson plans are all part of the hysterics, and we seem to hear more of those stories by the day.

My NBC News colleague Kimmy Yam on Thursdayhighlighted one such incident in Wisconsin, where members of the Muskego-Norway School Board recently refused to approve a book about Japanese American mass incarceration during World War II for curriculum over claims it wasn’t deferential enough to the U.S. government’s viewpoint. The book is Julie Otsuka’s “When the Emperor Was Divine,” and at least one school board member reportedly said it should be dropped because it’s “unbalanced.” Yikes.

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thereidout I don't have a problem with saying about slavery or the Japanese internment camps. Most people that had slaves were Democrats and the internment camps were an executive order by FDR. I wouldn't care if it was Republicans history good bad and ugly needs to be taught all of it. thereidout Why does MSNBC talk so much crap about conservatives but think Liberals are God?

thereidout Why does MSNBC make wildly outrageous generalizations about millions of Americans ? thereidout I learned about it in school thereidout Probably because they get blamed for all of it. How about this…both parties just stay the fuck away from curriculum. DsOchoa thereidout For the same reason they use Veterans for props but vote against helping them deal with the effects of burn pits. The same reason they complain about food prices, but won't fix our immigration system so they can come fill jobs we need in our food chain infrastructure.

thereidout Why the DemocratKKK/liberals are trying so hard to erase it? Why the DemocratKKK/liberals doesn’t talk about the Republicans party was created to free the slaves? thereidout thereidout Like hiding the Confederate Flag, or tearing down statues or monuments or eliminating names that were historical.. I don't understand that either. You bring up a good point..

thereidout thereidout More nonsense. The mass hailings of Japanese Americans were carried out by democrats. What Republicans want is history to be told without America hating leftist propaganda.

Parents outraged at school board members for dismissing book on Japanese American incarceration during WWIIWisconsin school board members dismissed a book on Japanese American incarceration during World War II because it created an “unbalanced” account of history, outraged parents say. So include a pamphlet. Censorship To the school board members...💩💩 💩💩 This is a republican when it comes to history that isn't sunshine and hot air up their butts

thereidout For the same reason Dems don’t go around bragging that they have roots in the KKK and the confederacy. No party is without guilt thereidout Twisted, self righteous misconceptions thereidout An atrocity by another name is still an atrocity, but judging the past from this great distance only makes for ill relations in the present.

thereidout History is history.The People who can try to stop it from being taught are once again doing nothing but hoping our children are unaware of the good and bad our country has been through as well as erase minorities history as well as our own. For what purposes? Control. thereidout Fact: the US put Japanese Americans in internment camps. Question: How do you feel about it? Advise: You can't change the past, you can however work for a better future. Knowing the past will help you to try and never repeat it.

thereidout Incarceration of enemy citizens during wartime is wrong because? thereidout Why even have school anymore? thereidout Michael Stenger ....MUSLIMS OBAMA AND HILLARY KEEP SNUFFING PEOPLE OUT!

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One member of the board reportedly said the book created an "unbalanced" account of U.Cpl.Breccan F.Published: Jul.

S. actions during World War II., on March 30, 1942. July 1, 2022, 9:16 PM UTC By If conservative Americans were as proud of their nation’s history as they claim to be, they wouldn’t be fighting so hard to bury it under lies. “Over the last several weeks, our school district and community have been greatly impacted by media attention related to a complaint involving harassment,” a letter from the district board of education states . Instead, we’ve seen Republicans nationwide having conniptions . Muskego-Norway School Board members said including the book would require “balance” with perspective from the U. Book bans and whitewashed school lesson plans are all part of the hysterics, and we seem to hear more of those stories by the day.S.

My NBC News colleague Kimmy Yam on Thursday highlighted one such incident in Wisconsin , where members of the Muskego-Norway School Board recently refused to approve a book about Japanese American mass incarceration during World War II for curriculum over claims it wasn’t deferential enough to the U. government, according to two parents in the district.” As Breitbart News reported , the three eighth-grade boys were sued under Title IX for using “incorrect pronouns” by their school district.S. government’s viewpoint. “She clarified and said that she felt that we needed the perspective of the American government and why Japanese internment happened. The book is Julie Otsuka’s “When the Emperor Was Divine,” and at least one school board member reportedly said it should be dropped because it’s “unbalanced. Attorneys at WILL argued that forcing children to use biologically — and grammatically — incorrect pronouns amounted to a First Amendment violation and was an attempt by the school district to broaden the scope of Title IX so as to limit student speech.” Yikes. I told her specifically, I said, ‘The other side is racism. They currently have four children enrolled in the school district, the Enquirer reports.

Yam’s report quotes a parent in the district who said a board member told her the book needed to have an “American” perspective. The problem with that is … virtually everyone involved in Japanese mass incarceration (known as “internment” until activists ) was an American. As of Thursday, almost 200 parents, alumni, community members and staffers of the Waukesha County district had signed a petition demanding the committee reconsider Julie Otsuka’s book — “When the Emperor Was Divine” — which was not moved forward during the early stages of the approval process June 13. “While we are glad that the District has ended its investigation, this dispute should have never been escalated to this point,” Rose Rabidoux, a parent of one of the eighth-graders facing the lawsuit, said. MSNBC / Getty Images The policy involved racist U.S. Ann Zielke, a parent in the district who kept a detailed log of her interactions with board members and shared them for this article, said discussions around the book began months ago, after the district’s curriculum planning committee approved the novel in April. officials abducting Japanese Americans from their homes and forcing them to labor in what were essentially concentration camps.” “We are pleased that the Kiel Area School District has finally ended its misguided Title IX investigation,” WILL deputy counsel Luke Berg said in a press release. The resolution prohibits lessons “where students would have to consider their race, socioeconomic class, religion, gender identity or sexuality,” according to WCPO.

By centering the experiences of people who were incarcerated, Otsuka’s book did But the board member allegedly said the book lacked more of the American government’s perspective. Rather than move forward with the book, the committee — which is made up of school board Vice President Terri Boyer, Treasurer Tracy Blair and member Laurie Kontney — requested more time for review, the parents said. One board member who wasn't on the committee that voted on the book said some of his fellow board members felt the book lacked “some history as to why the citizens of Japanese descent were viewed as a threat and what was the reasoning to have them put into the internment camps.” In other words: We gotta hear the oppressor’s side on the whole forced-labor-in-the-name-of-racism thing. She said that in the exchange, Boyer said adding the book — alongside the class’ existing inclusion of “Farewell to Manzanar,” a separate memoir about Japanese American incarceration during WWII — to the curriculum created an “unbalanced” account of history.” Breccan F. (Republicans .