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Feb 2, 2018

Teaching about Slavery

"Slavery is taught without context, prioritizing “feel good” stories over harsh realities; slavery is taught as an exclusively southern institution, masking the complicity of northern institutions and citizens in America’s slave-based economy; slavery is rarely connected to white supremacy—the ideology that justified its perpetuation; and slavery is seldom connected to the present, drawing the arc from enslavement to Jim Crow, the civil-rights movement, and the persistence of structural racism."
Sale of a Human.

From an article in The Atlantic about a new study of slavery, and how it is taught to elementary school kids, from the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).


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