Diabetic Cyborg Life 8/19: Yes, All History I Ever Learned from a Textbook Was Racist Pt. 2

Unlearning the slanted views of the past I learned over the 10+ years of education in history and political science is a process. At this time and date, I feel we all must confront this academic affront to reality as it was in the past. The European views of law and order and right and wrong are so deeply embedded in the world that taught me.

Only in the later years of my grad school education in these subjects of the past and governance did I see the white washing. Those lessons I learned before my time at college and university level were all slanted by the Texas Board of Education, as they must approve all text taught by Texas public places of education.

Lies, such as the reasons of the American Civil War being over “States Rights,” as it is so obvious only one right was the cause, slavery. My college teacher of U.S. history at Kilgore College was the first teacher I heard say that in an official lesson. Past teachers before him were able to infer and hint that was the truth, but NOT say it in a lesson.

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Muslim, Optimist, History/Political Science Prof. with no class. An Endurer of SPMS, T1 Diabetes and life.

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