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  •  Your comment about public schools (5+ / 0-)

    Black History in the US was not covered well, and neither was the Suffrage Movement, nor the Labor Movement.

    It was sad. I make sure that my kids have access to better, more in-depth resources.

    Howard Zinn's Young People's History of the United States is a good start, especially for it's coverage of racism in the United States, and the Slave Trade/Culture.

    The Salem issue with the internet access seems very reminiscent of the early 1990s. Seriously.

    •  Every time I hear someone moan about why (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, GreenMother

      we don't have "white studies" in school or a "white heritage month" or suchlike, I try to explain that basically everything they learn in public school IS white studies, and that every goddamn day of the year is white heritage day, along with every week, fortnight, month, season, year, decade, century, etc. In fact, if I don't watch myself, I can get quite carried away!

      •  The topic is so volatile, that I am loathe to (1+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest

        talk about it much.  I know I don't much like it when people assume that I am like everyone else, simply because of my skin color. I don't care for it when individuals assume the worst of me, based on my color. So I do my best not to return that particular favor.

        All the things we are discussing here though--think about it in terms of the "Culture War".

        We are fighting a War on Women, on Minority Voting Rights, Gay Rights, Immigration and Living Wage issues, and labor issues.

        And what gets left out of text books historically speaking? Any kind of Minority History, whether it's with African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, or Women's Rights, Gay Rights, and Labor Movements.

        My, that is a coincidence.

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