From Pine View Farm

“Reconstruction Required” 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, Lawrence Samuel argues persuasively that American school textbooks present an unbalanced view of American history and of black persons’ role in and contributions to it.

I’m not going to try to excerpt or summarize his piece; it has too many moving parts. Just go read it for yourself.


That was certainly the case with my elementary and high school text books at my all-white schools under Jim Crow. Realizing that as I got a broader view in college was one of the factors that led me to pursue a degree in history with a focus on U. S. Southern.


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