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Chicago-area leaders call for Illinois to abolish history classes

Leaders in education, politics and other areas gathered in suburban Evanston Sunday to ask that the Illinois State Board of Education change the history curriculum at schools statewide, and temporarily halt instruction until an alternative is decided upon.

At a news conference, State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford said current history teachings lead to a racist society and overlook the contributions of women and minorities.

Before the event Sunday, Rep. Ford’s office distributed a news release “Rep. Ford Today in Evanston to Call for the Abolishment of History Classes in Illinois Schools,” in which Ford asked the ISBOE and school districts to immediately remove history curriculum and books that “unfairly communicate” history “until a suitable alternative is developed.”

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Protestors sue Seattle, claim they now need ‘expensive gear to safely protest

A lawsuit filed Monday against the city of Seattle argues protesters’ constitutional rights have been violated by the police department’s “indiscriminate” use of chemical and less-lethal crowd control tactics, which have forced demonstrators to buy “expensive” protective gear in order to safely bring their message against police brutality to the streets.

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Trump is right to suspect voter fraud

Democrats love to repeat that voter fraud is a myth conjured by right-wing nuts to justify the defeat of their candidates at the polls.

But evidence of voter fraud is overwhelming. Anyone remember “Landslide Lyndon” Johnson, whose first election to the United States Senate was secured by stuffed ballot boxes conveniently discovered by his campaign manager?

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Local news experiment with mail-in ballots ends in disaster

How long might it take for your mail-in ballot to actually arrive and be counted? CBS News decided to test it, sending 100 mock ballots simulating a hundred voters in locations all across Philadelphia to a post office box. After some delays, 97 arrived. In a close election, 3% could be pivotal, especially in what’s expected to be a record year for mail-in-voting.

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Seattle creates anti-bias training for whites only

Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights created a whites-only racial-bias training program for city employees earlier this summer, according to newly revealed documents.

White employees were invited via email to attend the “Internalized Racial Superiority for white people” seminar, and the city offers a separate training session for people of color on how “American conditioning, socialization, and history leads People of Color to internalize radicalized beliefs, ideas and behaviors about themselves, undergirding the power of White Supremacy.”

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