There's no denying America has done some fucked up shit in its history. Unless you're an Oklahoma lawmaker. A legislative committee in the state overwhelmingly voted to ban Advanced Placement U.S. History in high schools because "it only teaches students what is bad about America."
A more accurate and nuanced description of the class is available here in the course's curriculum.
Oklahoma Rep. Dan Fisher (R, duh) introduced the emergency legislation because he believes the class fails to teach "American exceptionalism." Homeboy is also part of the "Black Robe Regiment," which thinks "the church and God himself has been under assault, marginalized, and diminished by the progressives and secularists."
In an even more frightening effort against intellectualism, some Oklahoma lawmakers want to go further and ban all AP courses. Rep. Sally Kern (R) says the classes should be "construed as an attempt to impose a national curriculum on American schools." In reality they're a batch of non-mandatory classes developed by the College Board that allow high schoolers to earn college credit.
Last year conservative school board members in Colorado attempted to make the AP U.S. History class "more patriotic." Students and teachers acted accordingly by walking the fuck out of class.
[via Think Progress]