Racism in Education–Why the Resurgence?
By Kimberly Seals Allers
Now our shrinking and incomplete history is becoming even more invisible. And our children, our needs and our viewpoints are sure to follow. The message in Texas and Arizona is clear–our history is an unwelcome intrusion to the “real” American history, one that shows America as flawless. They don’t want us to have any reason to wallow in our oppression, because that would be un-American.
The most insulting part, and I’m speaking directly to the Texas and Arizona messes here, is that do they really think that if they “rewrite” history or cut ethnic studies classes, we won’t teach our children our true history? Do they think we are so stupid that we will actually forget the Civil Rights Movement? The answer is yes. And that’s what really gets me.
Below: A happier time for most conservatives, when nobody talked or taught about race. When blacks and whites lived in harmony without all the "political correctness" and "victimization politics" that are destroying America today. When things were so good that people literally sang and danced with joy.