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—Alex Epstein Crafty TV Writing: Thinking Inside The Box (via thecityofpawnee)
Leslie Monsour, from “Indelibility”(via mirroir)
Ask the average American what Thomas Jefferson had to say about race relations, and he or she will undoubtedly quote the slogan inscribed on the Jefferson Monument in Washington, DC: “Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free.” However, what Mr. Average is unlikely to know is the sentence which followed: “Nor is it less certain that the two races, equally free, cannot live in the same government.”
Ask again who freed the slaves and why, and the man-in-the street will correctly suggest Abraham Lincoln, but will undoubtedly have the idea that this was to make American citizens out of the Negroes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Lincoln freed the slaves so that they could be repatriated to Africa. Several times he spoke out against racial integration, and vociferously condemned the idea of having Negro American citizens.
Earnest Servier Cox Lincoln’s Negro Policy (via brashblacknonbeliever)
Interestingly enough, the revisionist movie Lincoln “continues to dominate the early awards season, picking up seven Golden Globe nominations, including Best Drama and Best Director for Steven Spielberg, along with acting honors for stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.”
To quote bakethatlinguist, “historical revisionism breeds cultural amnesia.”
I’ll leave you to reason for yourselves why this is problematic.(via theyalwayswantyoutoproveit)
—my 13 year old brother (via moyaofthemist)
—Franz Kafka (via allthingssoulful)