Confederate Symbols

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Please stop teaching how the “farmers” were god-fearing men who believed all men were created equal. I am not a history buff; I am not a walking fact machine. I am a historian who is critical of the past and suspicious of the present, but teaches hope for the future. There is no glamour or story telling in my classes. There is, however, an incisive surgical procedure of deep-rooted and intentional teaching. White supremacy is on trial in my classes. There is an implementation of skills taught to condemn the past, while drawing from it the uncommitted sins that once shed a piece of life on the wrong. I will let the history buffs tell the stories. We discuss why those statues should be placed in a museum to be judged once one has had the proper information. If you have been taught to praise a flag and statue due to a disingenuous notion of “history,” you might check the white supremacist education you received.


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