Saturday, February 5, 2022

Teaching Black History As Part Of The American Story

Critical Race Theory Marxist, racist, revisionist history and 1619 Project that proclaims that America began when the first slaves set foot in Virginia is political indoctrination and not Black History.   Valid Black History is most certainly American history and should be taught as part of the bigger story.  As a former US History and Government teacher at the junior, senior and adult school levels, I know that a lot of material must be taught in a short period of time.  As it is now, many Americans are clueless about American history and the workings of our government because they have not been taught the whole story in our public schools.  Instead, many Socialist history teachers that hate America indoctrinate rather than educate.  That has to stop!   

Black history should be taught in context where valid connections exist, but it cannot infringe on  the time needed to cover Colonization, the American Revolution, the Constitution, the Civil War, Westward Expansion, Industrialization, Immigration of the 1800's and early 1900's, Global Expansion, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, The Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, 9/11 and many, many other topics about modern American history and government.  African Americans make up about 14% of our population.  And, while Black history is a compelling story that began with slavery in America and there are many Black heroes that should be part of the American story, slaves did not build the United States as we know it today.  That premise is just not true.

Matter of fact, slavery ended long before the America we know today was constructed by peoples of all races, nationalities and religions.  To say otherwise is a Big Lie that is nothing more than political indoctrination.  It was our Founding Fathers and the Melting Pot from our very beginnings that created one nation under God that made America great.  We need to teach children the Great, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of American history leaving out not one word of the story.  Most important, teachers must tell the whole story and nothing but the truth about our great country.  Anything less is revisionist history malpractice and indoctrination that does great harm to our people and nation.  

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