Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show appeared last night with a re-vamped version of the timeless children’s book Goodnight Moon to criticize the changes Texas is making to its school history books.

The changes include replacing “slave trade” with the “Atlantic triangular trade,” and cutting out the KKK and Jim Crow altogether.

As a further affront to actual history and factuality, the Texas Board of Education has said that they won’t let academics fact check textbooks.

Wilmore ends the segment by reading his newly re-written book Goodnight Slavery to a group of unimpressed children.

“Goodnight, slavery
goodnight, bravery.
Goodnight to things
we find unsavory.”


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at