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Description Of Hippies In Middle School Textbook Hits Too Close To Home For Some

Apparently a lot of aging hippies are looking to re-write history and gloss over the late 1960’s and early 1970’s;  An eighth-grade history textbook being used in Louisiana is getting slammed by the mainstream press for it’s description of what hippies were – aimed at children who weren’t even alive to see the 1990’s – yet alone the heady-days of the ’60.s

The textbook:  “America:  Land I Love” uses the following to describe hippies:

“Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles; these youth became known as hippies. They went without bathing, wore dirty, ragged, unconventional clothing, and deliberately broke all codes of politeness or manners. Rock music played an important part in the hippie movement and had great influence over the hippies. Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship.”

Critics are calling the description “laughable”, but to many who persevered through the era, they’re saying that the passage is an accurate account.

Perhaps the hippies of the 1960’s and ’70’s would like to forget the era?


Louisiana Voucher School Textbooks: “Hippies Immoral, Dirty Worshippers of Satan” : Politics : Latinos Post.

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