by David Safier
As Texas textbooks go, so go the nation's. That's an exaggeration, but not by much. If Texas won't buy textbooks that present certain historical or scientific facts, or wants conservative-friendly "facts" added, companies have to bow to their will because they hold such a huge market share. And once the textbooks are rewritten, the changes stay in the books purchased by other states.
The Loft will be showing a 2012 documentary, The Revisionaries, Tuesday, 7pm, followed by a discussion with Robert A. Williams, University of Arizona E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies. It won a Special Jury Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and was well reviewed at the NY Times and Salon. (Michael Moore likes it too.)
You can watch the trailer here.