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>"Africans can not afford to get wrapped up, once again, in the theatrics of ‘culture wars’ being led by a reactionary right."
>"Africans can not afford to get wrapped up, once again, in the theatrics of ‘culture wars’ being led by a reactionary right."
I liked this article, but the author is guilty of presenting a bit of a false choice. He seems to believe that most people are advocating the teaching of history in one of two ways: The Grand Narrative (mostly espoused by the far right): The revolution was all about the quest for freedom, independence and progress (with lip service being paid to the considerable economic upside involved). The CRT/1619 POV (mostly espoused by the far left): This view "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States' national narrative." I'd argue that most Americans are already in the middle of these positions. America is a great country with a complicated history, including the great sin of slavery. Slavery is a very important, but not the central, part of our history. Racism has and continues to exist, but perhaps viewing every issue through the lens of race isn't always helpful. Considerable progress has been made, but we've still got a lot of work to do. There, everyone happy?
I liked this article, but the author is guilty of presenting a bit of a false choice. He seems to believe that most people are advocating the teaching of history in one of two ways: The Grand Narrative (mostly espoused by the far right): The revolution was all about the quest for freedom, independence and progress (with lip service being paid to the considerable economic upside involved). The CRT/1619 POV (mostly espoused by the far left): This view "aims to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the United States' national narrative." I'd argue that most Americans are already in the middle of these positions. America is a great country with a complicated history, including the great sin of slavery. Slavery is a very important, but not the central, part of our history. Racism has and continues to exist, but perhaps viewing every issue through the lens of race isn't always helpful. Considerable progress has been made, but we've still got a lot of work to do. There, everyone happy?
Thanks for this, didn’t know about this site! The specific breakdown/defining of culture wars was also rly useful
Thanks for this, didn’t know about this site! The specific breakdown/defining of culture wars was also rly useful
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