"I'm going to draw little daisies on the dress and call her 'Likes to Shop a lot Girl'," she said to me.
"How about you teach your students about genocide and forced assimilation, instead of shopping" I replied.
"Relax, it's just a doll."
As a child, I thought for sure I had come from a long line of blood thirsty, vengeful people who didn't know enough to recognize the U.S. government had only their best interests in mind and as a result the government had no choice but to use force, deadly force. Today I know that these feelings, this subconscious learning, are wrong, but I also know that millions of other students and adults, native and non-native alike, don't know that, and may never know that.