The Rushmore Four Are Racist?

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Category - Founding Fathers, The Rushmore Four Are Racist?

So, the Nation of Islam, an organization which is totally odd to begin with, has adherents who are passing out flyers calling the Presidents who are immortalized on Mount Rushmore racists. Here is the flyer.

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Originally, the story broke on Monday when Todd Starnes revealed a mother whose son went to Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton, TN came home with the above flyer. She complained to the school that her son’s teacher would hand out such an inflammatory and historically wrong picture of our American history.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/27/school-nation-islam-handout-paints-founding-fathers-as-racists/

The Principle of the school then responded.

“Dear Folks,

In response to yesterday’s coverage by Fox News of an occurrence involving a sheet of paper taken home by a third-grade student at Harold McCormick Elementary School, the following is an accurate clarification:  First, when this circumstance was first  brought to my attention yesterday afternoon in a phone message, I immediately called the school Principal and obtained the details.  I then call the individual at Fox back and relayed the specific information I had just gotten.  The Principal quickly had done a thorough investigation and found the following (all of which was given to Fox News, prior to his national news report): 1) the sheet in question was not a hand-out sheet distributed to the students; 2) the sheet had been generated from internet information (on Mount Rushmore for a classroom history lesson) for the purpose of providing background material for a teacher observation; 3) the location of the sheet was on a separate teacher table adjacent to the teacher’s desk; 4) the student (without permission) took the sheet from a “ton” of discarded teacher’s material on that table; then, the student took it home and gave it to the parent.

I was able late yesterday afternoon to obtain the sheet (via fax) and saw why it was, in fact, discarded by the teacher as material to utilize in her presentation.      Now, the thought that we as public educators would deliberately distribute such material is absolutely absurd!  What was reported (which had been rebutted prior to the airing) was misleading and totally incorrect.  I can only think it was shown for its sensational effect.  Sadly, regardless of any follow-up report, our System has been defamed (possibly permanently). Should you need more information or if you have questions, please call or e-mail me.

Ed Alexander”

Source: http://www.ecschools.net/

The Principle’s explanation makes no sense is merely an attempt to destroy the young boy’s account of how he got the flyer. Please noticed as you read the Principle’s account it is all the young child’s fault and not the teacher. Nevertheless, it was the typical he said, she said. Until today (10-29-14) Mr. Starnes has reported that another mother has come forward and she has reported that her child also received the same flyer.

“A second parent has now come forward acknowledging their child received a Nation of Islam “handout” in a third grade class at Harold McCormick Elementary School in Elizabethton, Tennessee – contradicting claims by the school district that the document was not distributed in the classroom. . . ”

Source: http://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2014/10/29/second-parent-my-child-got-nation-of-islam-paper-too-n1911486?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm

So, what is the Principle of this Tennessee school hiding? Why?

 

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