I Need To Stop Teaching My Kid About All The Bad Things That Happened “Back Then”

The point of teaching children about the Nazis and the Segregationists can’t just be to make heroes of the Dietrich Bonhoeffers and the Rosa Parkses of an earlier time, and it shouldn’t stop at provoking thoughts of “What would I do in that situation?”

Education must point out to young people the ways in which they are in that situation and equip them to resist it.

Where is this coming from? Watch John Oliver’s commentary about segregated schools.

 

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