Systemic Perpetuation: All Hail Fallacious History

This week’s Smackdown goes out to education systems which continue to teach a false history of the origins of America, thereby instilling in young minds a misplaced sense of pride, unaccountability, and hero-worship of genocidal pioneers.

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Michelle Raheja, whose daughter was a kindergarten student at a California elementary school, expressed it best: “It’s demeaning. I’m sure you can appreciate the inappropriateness of asking children to dress up like slaves (and kind slave masters), or Jews (and friendly Nazis) or members of any other racial minority group who has struggled in our nation’s history… There is nothing to be served by dressing up as a racist stereotype.”

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Bravo! to this parent for speaking out against school systems insistent upon teaching colonial fables, and perpetuating those fables with accompanying activities which imprint racist stereotypes upon impressionable young minds.

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What are your thoughts about this issue?

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Sylver’s Saturday Smackdown

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The Columbus Myth

Excerpt: “A People’s History of the United States

by Howard Zinn

When we read the history books given to children in the United States, it all starts with heroic adventure. There is no bloodshed. Columbus Day is a celebration.

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Past the elementary and high schools, there are only occasional hints of something else…

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