A group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee are pushing for a major overhaul in U.S. History textbooks. The change they are seeking is to remove references to slavery and mentions of the country’s founders being slave owners. This push comes after a favorable outcome for a conservative-led state board of education in Texas that approved changes in their textbooks to put slavery into a more positive light. The activists in Tennessee are urging lawmakers the changes to history books, as the changes serve to add balance to what they believe was a left-leaning and already-skewed reflection of American history. NAACP has been protesting the changes, as they believe this will have a negative impact on minority children. Full article.

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.

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