In a 1986 book by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, the future diplomat argued for the aggressive inclusion of a black history curriculum in American schools, claiming that its omission had “crippling effects” by “providing a child with no more than … a white interpretation of reality.” The 86-page book, “A History Deferred,” served as a guide for secondary and elementary school teachers wanting to teach “Black Studies,” and was published by the Black Student Fund, an advocacy group where Rice had an internship. “Susan’s interest in the study of Black history
Comments: History is history. Why try to divvy it up between black and white?
I love it when a rich, Stanford educated yuppy tells me that we ought to teach black kids about "black history". Teaching them what the word demagogue means would be a good start. Teach them that for all the nice speeches the legacy of Martin King is burnt cities, intractable poverty, murder and an unthinkably high number of black men in prison. In return the black community has a few idiots like Rice making lots of money and creeps like Jay-Z making even more. Congratulations.
I agree, let´s teach them black history, not forgetting to include the African tribes that sold their own into slavery. Lets not omit that it was the GOP and Abraham Lincoln, not a democrat that freed the slaves. Lets also teach the history of the KKK and which party that sick clan came from. Let´s also not forget the ´64 vote on civil rights, with several democrats voting against. Lets also include the whole Rodney King verdict response that set off the Amish....oops I got that one wrong.
OK have it your way. At least start at the beginning, though. (below paraphrased from Sowell): 1. Black tribe in African interior captures its neighboring tribe members. 2. Captives sold to Muslim (themselves black) slave traders. 3. Slaves marched to port city, Muslim traders sell captives to European traders. 4. With a nod to the late Paul H, we now know the *rest* of the story.
Anyone see a plan developing? Susan Rice was brought up whiter than Grace Kelly with no more idea of they Ghetto mind set than a graduate of Miss Porter´s Finishing School. She a BILO (Black in Looks Only) and a millionaress to boot.
As a retired history teacher, I assure you, no one can make anyone learn history...it has to be soaked in hrough the skin to learn it...regurgitating answers on a test is what happens at our schools anymore...when there is not a good interface between what the Suits want and what the kids yearn to own and know about themselves and their heritage, stupidity ensures in the teaching of such subjects. Political correctness creeps in and agendas get inserted into the books and lesson plans. I locked my door and taught the truth. The Dutch and English did not go about Africa, snaring the poor innocent natives for enslavement. Their black brethren rounded them up and delivered them bound one to another, to the slave traders, so in its advent in America, "Black History Month" started with the little Dutch guys whittling on their new shoes at the dock,in west Africa, while the brutish neighboring tribes rounded up the ones they knew they could catch and sell. Truth is rarely pretty but if you follow the money, it is always there. Dr.Rice allowed the US State Department to turn a totally blind eye to the machetes and rapes in Rwanda in ´94, that lapse is on her....and history proves it.
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Rather Read, 11/29/2012 10:28:43 AM (No. 9039226)
I am getting old (61) and I lived in the Bad Old Days but I ALWAYS knew about Black history.
I still remember when an Angry Black Chick asked me "did you know there really is a place called Timbuktu" But before she could launch into a tirade about how Black history has been neglected. I said, "Yeah, it´s an ancient city in Mali and was a center of trade"
She wilted. See, this old white chick likes to read and learn things. Something that the perpetually aggrieved need to do more of.
Are blacks a separate nation like China or England or a separate continent like Europe? Isn´t that how history is usually taught? American blacks are part of American history. I´m sorry for Ms. Rice that American was founded by all white men, but that is the truth. Liberals can´t handle the truth.
I would add 3 books to the reading list: ´´White Cargo:The Forgotten History of Britain´s White Slaves in America´´ by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, ´´Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters´´ by Robert Davis, and ´´They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America´´ by Michael Hoffman II. I think all students are entitled to a well-rounded education, don´t you?
Blacks have made history by committing more crime than anyone else throughout the world. I am sick and tire of the constant black this,black that. Get over yourselves, learn to speak english, man up and raise your ghetto brood, and start appreciating white America for constantly providing such an ungrateful tribe of in your face racists! Enough is enough. Your free! Please pack it up and move back to the land of kings and queens.
A white entepretation of reality? Is there a different, totally different black enterpretation??? Ohh the sarcastic things I could say, but I wont. The truth is there is reality in our universe and our own individual enterpretations of it. The twist the enterpretaions of reality around racism, itself a human invention, is itself an extreme form of racism.
Mrs Rise is not interested in equality or justice for all. She has been raised in a world that justifies and perpetuates racial hatred based upon the premise of revenge against past misdeads both real and imagined against all white people, whether they are decendents of those who may have mistreated their ancestors or not.
That people is just another form of institutionalised racism. Not one bit better that causasion fools in white costume burning crosses. Nay even worse as it is coddled and prepetuated by popular culture and our so called news media.
Hey, great idea- so long as the kids lear the full truth of black history, like the initation of the slave trade, selling their black brothers and sisters for cash, also the savagery, the brutal mass ignorance (even before slavery), the slavish ritualism to black devil worship- the list is long and disgusting, but, certainly would be interesting to any student of real history- not the fantasy pap delivered by libtard fiction writers standing in place now of American history!
#29: In 1819 James Monroe promoted a scheme to set up, Liberia, an American-sponsored colony in West Africa, Liberia. In 1824, some freed slaves were repatriated there, and after being set up as the "ruling caste" in Monrovia, the capital, took some of the locals as slaves for themselves.
After the American black slaves were freed, my maternal great grandmother was sold, by her father to cover his gambling debts, at eight years old, to be the "apprentice" to a seamstress until she turned eighteen.
This was in the 1880´s, before electric lights or treadle sewing machines were common. Ailcy Anna spent the bulk of her childhood sitting in a corner, making seams of tiny stitches all day long, and being beaten if the stitches were too long, or crooked.
Throughout the early years of this country there were "indentured servants" some because of debt payment, but many more were "working off the cost of passage"...the ticket for the ship that brought them to this country. Most of them endured living and working conditions much worse than slaves did.
I have no patience with blacks who walk up to me, carrying a chip on their shoulder the size of a railroad tie, screaming, "You owe me ´cause you´re white and I´m black!"
The attitude of Susan Rice...and by extension, Barack 0bama...is not very different for the above quote.
I have paid my share more recently than they have, and if Barack´s ancestors were involved with slavery at all, it was on the "capture and enslave" side, not the beaten and starved side.
Listen up Susan, many of us know more about black history than any liberal professor teaching blacks that those poor slaves came here and whites took advantage of them. Many of them never touched American soil when they left Africa. We were around when MLK was a whore monger and his wife laughed all the way to the bank. BTW How many times have you gone to the home country, sent money, or adopted an African child ? Perhaps it´s blacks that should learn black history.
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