Summary: Susan Rice wrote a book in '86 arguing for greater visibility of black Americans and great people, stating "The greatest evil in omitting or misrepresenting Black history, literature, and culture in elementary or secondary education is the unmistakable message it sends to the black child. The message is ‘your history, your culture, your language and your literature are insignificant. And so are you.’”
"I think most kids would be cool with that. What would it take, all of 24 minutes?"
that about how long it would take some today to find Africa on the map. That’s all you need to know.
Make Black students read about the history of the Irish, the Welsh,
and the Poles. Oppression and slavery weren’t unknown among whites until
it was abolished by Christianity.
Stop the whining! Black people aren’t the only group in history to
suffer at the hands of oppressors. Your ‘people’ are still being
enslaved today, by Muslims in Africa. The communists in this country are
pulling out all the stops to distract young Black Americans from the
revealed truth as it plays out in Africa today.
It’s fine with me. All of humanity’s history should be taught. Including
how Africa under European colonialism fared vastly better than under
independence - about how Africa has been in a relentless downward spiral
since de-colonization. That’s just a fact, and an important one for all
students - including white students - to understand.
"Susan Rice is worth at least 23 million. Any freepers know how this genius made so much money?"
From DCs upper crust. Wealth from banker father. She seems not to have ever had a real job. Husband works for ABC news.
"Going back to my HS days and College, we studied world history, but the
world seemed to be the USA and Europe. Nothing about China other than
the mongol invasions, the Boxer Rebellion, and Hong Kong. Japan was a
feudal society and we open the door to Japan. India?? Don’t recall
anything but Ghandi. Russia got into world history via the war and the
Communists. Did we ever get into anyone else besides Europe? Yes but
only lightly. Ancient history was Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and
Macedonian. Most of the focus was on the European continent. So? She may
have a point. However, finding anything written that dates back more
than 2000+ years to support it could be a problem?"
History study has to be streamlined somehow, and that is why it is
important to learn about Greece, and not the aboriginals of Australia.
Studying the ancient history of Sub-Saharan Africa just isn’t
important to nations of the planet in a general sense for common
knowledge, if something gets cut, that is one of those things that are
What black history? (Recognizing there is an attempt to create a history- which would be better classified as fiction.)
Maybe blacks should be taught that it was a WHITE REPUBLICAN MALE that freed them from slavery.
IF it weren’t for Western Civilization, they’d still be in loin cloths
tossing spears at each other. Let’s face it: They stared at the ocean
for hundreds of years and never once thought of a sail. Never thought of
a wheel either. They’d still be dragging stuff if not for Western
Civilization. They’re on the low end of the Bell Curve and no amount of
“political correctness” or “affirmative action” is ever going to hide
that. Obama, himself, is living proof.
Same for the Mayans. No wheel and no primitive metallurgy yet millions
in civilized nations are spooked terrified by the Mayan apocalypse date
of December 21st this year. Mayans- Bunch of dumbasses if you ask me.
All wogs east of Suez
She could help a lot of poor urban black kids with [her millions]. Of
course, so could the Obama’s with theirs, if Obama wasn’t so hell-bent
on making sure no urban poor black kid can get find job can be used to
jump up to better things.
1986, eh? White students have been force-fed "black history" since the
early seventies, and maybe before. I was a Reagan kid and a huge history
buff even back in high school. During my US History classes (early
eighties) I kept a secret list of how many curriculum-days certain
people and subjects were discussed, and the tenor of the portrayal. I no
longer recall the exact counts, but I recall that black history topics
were second only to organized labor topics and the number one historical
personage was Harriet Tubman, who was given as much instructional time
as Abraham Lincoln and George Washington COMBINED. We actually spent
more time on Harriet Tubman than we did on the entire Civil War.
shared the list with selected teachers and faculty when I was a rising
Senior. It was not received well, and I am convinced that it would have
negatively impacted my final grades had those not already been
Since a disproportionate number of black students don’t learn anything
in school and drop out...shouldn’t they be “forced” to learn something?
Why the focus on whites, susie? What a racist pig.
"There’s not much to black history that anyone would care to learn
about it. As individuals they’re charming; as a group they’re about as
pathetic as human beings can be."
So somebody died and left you judge of human worth and value,
condemning whole groups without bothering to learn their history?
"History is my guide. And at this juncture I’m in a particularly ugly mood. If you don’t like it you can bugger off."
Rice should’ve also included
“And we should make sure that we make black students learn black history.”
For example, most younger blacks with whom I’ve spoken are shocked
when I tell them that up until around the mid 1960s — the time of LBJ’s
“Great Society” programs — most blacks voted Republican, as did Martin
Luther King, Jr. for his entire life. They are shocked to hear that the
Democratic Party was the party of slavery in the 19th century, and the
party of “Jim Crow” and “Separate but Equal” laws in the 20th.
We might want to include the interesting (if embarrassing) fact that
the wages of black workers had been rising steadily since the end of
WWII, and that in specific areas of skilled labor, they surpassed those
of white workers, and that this changed for the worse AFTER the civil
rights movement and the Civil Rights Act.
In other words, as part of a black student’s education, he should read some of the works of Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell.