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American Students Protest History Curriculum, Chinese Reactions

American students in Denver, Colorado take to the streets to protest changes to their history curriculum that would emphasize patriotism and discourage civil disorder.

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From NetEase:

American High School Students in Denver Go on Strike Protesting History Textbook Changes

2014 September 25 local time, Bear Creek High School and Pamona Public High School students have collectively went on strike, heading to Denver’s suburbs to protest. They took off their shirts in the streets to protest the new history curriculum. According to reports, the new history curriculum will increase emphasis on patriotism, as well as discourage violent resistance against the government.

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Comments from NetEase:

为专制辩护的都是伍毛狗 [网易广东省网友]:

They don’t know how good they have it. Really shout have you come live in China.

阿妹爱穿绣花鞋 [网易广东省河源市网友]:

They don’t know that in our China, history can be rewritten, can be “appropriately fabricated”, so it is more wonderful.

淚雨清荷 [一步成诗]:

Truly so bored their balls ache. Oh, and the skies in the photos are so blue.

真理粉碎机 [网易湖北省荆门市网友]:

The national consciousness of Americans: I love my country, but I am wary of the government!
Power by nature is greedy and expanding, and power that is not restricted is precisely the beginning of disaster!

网易陕西省西安市网友 ip:113.140.*.*

What I learned from textbooks: Without our country [government], there is no us, and the individual must obey the collective [group].

阳光照耀美利坚 [网易重庆市网友]:

Are you kidding me? Even high school students dare cause trouble?! Express dissatisfaction with the government?! Take a look at our students. If they’re not participating in science and technology competitions, then they’re participating in Olympiads. These… these… these American people are too silly, aren’t they?

威武大魔王 [网易广东省惠州市网友]:

Dare to demonstrate in opposition? What you are doing is defying the ZF! Arrest them all! In the future, they are prohibited from being employed, with this incident to be a stain in your lives [record].

未闻慰问微闻维稳 [网易广东省佛山市网友]:

Picture 6: First you take away my history, then you take away my rights.
Don’t shoot! I’m talking about America!

101911124 [网易北京市网友]:

If this were in our country, they would’ve been arrested long ago, long before they could raise signs in protest.

findlinlin [网易贵州省贵阳市网友]:

This is unacceptable! Chengguan, go!

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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