When you see The Racism in America Daily as EVIDENCED through social media...when you see the Racism of America's Racist president with words of rancor and vitriol Daily dripping from his lips...when you see Core Racist Attitudes of White Americans on display Daily...when you see the Daily Racism in American education...why would you doubt there was Daily Racism in centuries past when there was NO social media to record these everyday Racist occurrences?
Lying Racist textbook authors and historians and the Racist news media have helped to camouflage and suppress the impact of Racism and distort the Civil Rights Movement over the years because they have told an Incomplete and Dishonest American History story through their White Privileged eyes, while excluding the Salient contributions by Blacks.
American textbooks document a Dishonest American History without admitting it is Dishonest...Black and White American teachers teach a Dishonest American History without admitting it is Dishonest...and Black and White students internalize and learn a Dishonest American History without understanding it is Dishonest. And the Civil Rights Movement? Zilch. Nada. Crickets.
What additionally makes American History Immoral is White students can pick up a book and read about the contributions of those who look like them. Black students cannot pickup a book and read about the contributions of those who look like them. When Blacks and their salient contributions are purposefully excluded from the annals of American History as we have seen, the playing field is eternally uneven, unlevel, and unfair, and remains eternally uneven, unlevel, and unfair. In the eyes of those students, White Americans did everything and Black Americans did nothing. The daily damage to the psyche of Black students in a classroom because of America's Dishonesty and America's Racism is Criminal.
Most Americans would have you think Black people had little history besides the degradation of being enslaved in the American Holocaust called slavery. Blacks have significantly impacted the development of the social, scientific, political, and economic structures of the United States and the world. Credit for the evolving awareness of the true place of Blacks in history can, in large part, be bestowed on one man, Carter Godwin Woodson. Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) in 1915 and Negro History Week in 1927.
Once again as we approach Black History Month in February, WE must tell OUR Story. But WE must learn OUR Story First. Because Unless WE Know It and Can Tell It...It Never Gets Told! BTW...WE do not have to wait until February to Teach and Learn about Black History.
The Struggle Continues.
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.