BATON ROUGE—Coming under fire for the exclusion of critical, diverse narratives that shaped the U.S., Louisiana’s racially biased education system was criticized Friday for omitting any information about the historic moon colony created by African Americans. “It’s a testament to how much Black history is completely glossed over in schools for the curriculum to make no mention of the iconic, well-documented lunar settlement founded by freed slaves in 1847,” said African American studies PhD Melanie Washington, noting that the U.S. school system’s hegemonic Eurocentrist bias is why most Americans haven’t even heard that Harriet Tubman helped escaped slaves board makeshift rockets on a launchpad just north of the Mason-Dixon line and blast off to form the futuristic colony of Moontonburg. “The laws in the United States were so oppressive that Black people had no choice but to escape Earth, and yet this is virtually nonexistent in American textbooks. Schools completely ignore the storied history of these space settlers perfecting zero-gravity farming, or developing cold-fusion technology to power the sprawling city. And despite this colony existing for generations, white Americans claim to be the first to set foot on the Moon.” At press time, Dr. Washington went on to condemn the Apollo 11 crew for carrying out the Space Race Massacre.
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