Abbott’s New SBOE Chair Yada Yadas Jim Crow & the Ku Klux Klan, but Makes Sure Everyone Knows Moses Was Practically a Founding Father

OK, so she didn’t technically say yada yada, but Donna Bahorich, Gov. Greg Abbott’s pick to chair the State Board of Education, pretty much voted to minimize any emphasis on slavery as the cause of the Civil War, and glossed over the nation’s troubling and often violent history of postwar racism, yet did make a passionate case for including a fictional figure from a religious text as a key influence on our founding fathers based in part on her interpretation of some failed art projects by Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams.

I explain it all in greater depth on Burnt Orange Report today.

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