27 March 2011

Political Correctness & Wikipedia

I've never considered Wikipedia the most accurate source, and this is one of the reasons why. The original Wikipedia entry claimed Memorial Day was first implemented by "formerly enslaved Africans" to honor the Union dead. This overly romanticized view rightly caught the attention of Thomas DiLorenzo, who clarified that it was more likely enacted by a group of women to honor both the Union and Confederate fallen.

It seems after his critique, the current entry has been revised to reflect the facts as they happened, and not as some individuals wished them to have happened.